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Periscopic camera obscura

Date

1812

Creator

William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828, British), Chemist

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (drawing): 231mm
width (drawing): 185mm

Subject

Physics
   > Optics

Description

Plate 9 from the paper "On a periscopic camera obscura and microscope", William Hyde Wollaston, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.102 (1812), pp.370-377. Five figures sketching basic optical details of a conventional and periscopic camera obscura, periscopic prism of a camera lucida and a periscopic microscope. The work is inscribed above with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked "Ivy Mill 1807."

Object history

An illustration produced for publication in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Associated place

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