Comet passing over St Martin-in-the-Fields.
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Comet passing over St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, 1744. Contemporary broadsheet engraving depicting the Comet of 1744 as seen on 26 January 1744. Engraving published 11 February 1744. Dimensions: 12 inches x 7 inches.