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Image number: RS.17657
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Cirrocumulus and cirrostratus clouds

Date

1823

Creator

Frederick Christian Lewis I (1779-1856, British), Engraver

After

Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster (1789-1860, British), Science writer

Object type

Library reference

21989

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 122 mm
width (print): 209mm

Subject

Content object

nature
   > landscape

Description

Landscape with four figures of cloud formations. Figure 1 (upper left) a cirrocumulus. Figure 2 (upper right) cirrostratus in profile. Figure 3 (middle right) a mottled cirrostratus. Figure 4 (lower right) another long cirrostratus seen in profile.

Plate 3 from the book Researches about atmospheric phaenomena, by Thomas Forster 3rd edition (London, Harding, Mavor and Lepard, 1823).

The plate is numbered above ‘Plate III.’ Inscribed below ‘Engrav’d by F.C. Lewis. Sketched by the Author.’

Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster (1789-1860) British writer on science and phrenologist. Forster was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; his early writings were on meteorology.