View towards London from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Francis Place
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View towards London from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Landscape panorama showing the view from Greenwich: including at the right of the print the old Royal Observatory building (now known as Flamsteed House). The city is visible centrally, with the river Thames upon which ships can be seen. Several deer are shown in Greenwich parkland. Other figures inhabiting the scene include an artist in the act of drawing, far right. Plate 9 from Ichnographia speculae Regiae Grenovici exquisite facta (London, 1676) a series of engravings commissioned by Sir Jonas Moore, the leading force in the construction and equipping of the original Royal Greenwich Observatory. The plate bears the inscription: "PROSPECTUS VERSUS LONDINUM:" Sir Jonas Moore (1617-1679) mathematician and patron of astronomy was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1674.
Original: etching. 1676
- Image reference: RS-10259
- The Royal Society
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