John Flamsteed’s Observatory W. W. Smyth
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John Flamsteed’s Observatory
Sketched depiction of John Flamsteed’s observatory at the Tower of London, showing a section of the main building and its White Tower, where he recorded astronomical observations prior to the creation of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich.
Inscribed below: ‘Flamsteed’s Observatory in the N. E. Tower of the White Tower of the Tower of London drawn from the Ordinance Map Office by W. W. Smyth – 1839’
Drawing from MS/648/3, Collectanea Newtoniana. A collection of prints and original artworks relating to Sir Isaac Newton, compiled and arranged by Charles Turnor, 1837.
John Flamsteed (1646–1719), British astronomer and first Astronomer Royal, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1677.
- Image reference: RS-19516
- ©The Royal Society
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