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    Artist’s impression of the Great Melbourne Telescope

    Date
    1863
    Creator
    W. H. Wesley, Artist
    After
    Thomas Grubb (1800 - 1878, Irish)
    Object type
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 199mm
    width (print): 240mm
    Subject
    Content object
    Description
    Contemporary artist’s impression of the Great Melbourne Telescope devised by Thomas Grubb. Elevation showing the latticework tube of the reflecting telescope and section of the masonry piers. A gentleman is shown to the left of the instrument as an indication of scale.
    Object history
    This version of Grubb’s design was reproduced in Correspondence concerning the Great Melbourne Telescope. In three parts: 1852-1870 (London, Royal Society, 1871), part I, plate 2 [between pages 26/27] and described in a letter of 29 April 1853, pp.23-28 with a key to the print.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Ireland
    <The World>
       > Oceania
          > Australia
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9289
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