image alence,joachim_d_tractatus_de_barometris_ins_deutsche_vorgetragen_von_d-m-h-c-j-_1688_02
Image number: RS.18007
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Barometer

Date

1688

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

Object type

Library reference

24788

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 172mm
width (page): 135mm

Subject

Content object

Description

A man stands in left profile contemplating a barometer. A scale has been inscribed on the its stem. A window to the man’s left [as viewed] shines light on the instrument, and the beginnings of a garden are visible behind and to his right.

Plate 2 from a German translation of Joachim d’Alence’s Tractatus de barometris…(Ludwig Bourgeat, Mainz, 1688), an early account of meteorological instruments including barometers, thermometers and hygrometers.

Joachim d’Alence (16..-1707) French astronomer and physician was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Associated place

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