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Optics Plate VIII

© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Optics Plate VIII

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Overall size of this product is 30 × 40 cm.
The image area of the print measures 22 × 29 cm.

A hand-coloured engraving of optical instruments including telescopes and a camera obscura, engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis in 1820 as part of its treatment of optics. George Biddel Airy, the Astronomer Royal, recalled that he owed much of his early education in optics and the other sciences to this encyclopaedia. He described it in his Autobiography as "a work which without being high in any respect is one of the most generally useful that I have seen". Artist: J. Pass

Date: 1820

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