'Trevandrum Observatory...from the South West' Anonymous
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'Trevandrum Observatory...from the South West'
View of Trevandrum Observatory, from the south west. The main observatory is on the skyline: two other buildings, the Astronomer's House and the Meteorological Bungalow are marked on the print at 'VV' and 'V' respectively. The observatory was designed and constructed in 1837 by W.H.Horsley, a lieutenant in the Madras Engineers, under the patronage of Sri Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma (1813-1846) Maharaja of the State of Travancore [now Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala, India]. Plate 1 from Description of an observatory established at Trevandrum by his Highness the Rajah of Travanacore by John Caldecott (Madras 1837; reprinted London, 1839). Inscribed; "TREVANDRUM OBSERVATORY, View taken from the South West. Waterlow & Co. Lith Birchin Lane." John Caldecott (1800-1849) astronomer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1840.
Original: lithograph . 1839
- Image reference: RS-10145
- The Royal Society
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