East view from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Francis Place
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East view from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Landscape showing the eastern prospect from the old Royal Observatory building (now known as Flamsteed House) at Greenwich. The scene is rural and the locations of Charleton, Shooter's Hill and Eltham are noted on the horizon. Various figures are visible including a stag. Cultivated avenues of trees and terraced steps mark the approach to the observatory. What appears to be a dovecot can be seen lower right.. Plate 6 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 ORIENTALIS." 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-10256
- The Royal Society
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