South view from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Francis Place
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South view from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Landscape showing the southerly prospect from the upper part of the old Royal Observatory building (now known as Flamsteed House) at Greenwich. The scene is rural, with cultivated avenues of trees. The lower part of the view includes the edge of the house, with a lone male observer and a flagpole. Plate 5 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 AUSTRALIS." 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-10255
- The Royal Society
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