John Harrison.From an Engraving by Tassaert; published in 1768, after a Painting by King. Under the Superintendance of the Society of the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
London, Published by Charles Knight, Ludgate Street. [n.d. c.
Engraving. 266 x 179mm. 10½ x 7". Hole in the sky area.
John Harrison (c.1693-1776) was a clockmaker and celebrated pioneer in the field of marine timekeeping. He was the maker of five innovative and ground breaking timekeepers and perfected the chronometer. He was the winner of the prize for determining Longitude at sea in 1773.
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