Geb. 1732 zu Purton in Wiltshire.
Stipple. Plate 139 x 89mm (5˝ x 3˝"). Very slight crease.
The Reverend Dr Nevil Maskelyne FRS (1732-1811), the fifth English Astronomer Royal; an office he held from 1765 until his death. His interest in astronomy began whilst at school at Westminster School, shortly after the eclipse of 25 July 1748.
Kivell & Spence: Pg. 197 - not in.
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