Interior view of Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, 1814.

Black, J

 
Interior view of Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, 1814.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

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Coloured print showing the interior of the Radcliffe Observatory, taken from the book 'History of Oxford' by R Ackermann. Titled, 'Astronomical Observatory', the aquatint was engraved by J Black. It shows a selection of the instruments used at the observatory in 1814. These include a reflecting telescope by William Herschel and a pair of refracting telescopes. The Radcliffe Observatory is octagonal in form being modelled on the 'Castle of the Winds' an ancient tower in the Greek capital, Athens.

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