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Image number: RS.8620
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Terrestrial globes with equators, poles, eliptics and quadrants

Date

1816

Creator

Abraham Robertson (1751-1826, British), Mathematician

Object type

Material

Dimensions

height (drawing): 263mm
width (drawing): 209mm

Subject

Content object

space
   > Solar system
      > planet
         > Earth

Description

Plate 6 figures 1-6 from the paper "Demonstrations of the late Dr.Maskelyne's formulae for finding the longitude and latitude of a celestial object from its right ascension and declination; and for finding its right ascension and declination from its longitude and latitude; the obliquity of the eliptic being given in both cases", by Abram Robertson, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.106 (1816), pp.138-148. The drawings are inscribed above with publication and plate details. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked "Allee 1813".

Object history

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

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