Joh. Hier. Schroeter.Kön. Grossbrit.u. Chrf. Br. Lün. Ober Amtman zu Lilienthal. Gebohr. d.30. Aug. 1745.
[German.] [n.d. c.1810.]
Stipple with large margins. Plate 140 x 82mm (5½ x 3¼"). Some fox marks & scratching in face area.
Johann Hieronymus Schröter (1745-1816) the German astronomer. In 1777 he was appointed Secretary of the Royal Chamber of George III in Hanover, where he made the acquaintance of two of William Herschel's borthers. He made extensive drawings of the features of Mars, which were lost during the Napoleonic Wars, and were not rediscovered until 1873. The lunar crater Schröter and the Martian crater Schroeter are named after him, as is Vallis Schröteri on the Moon. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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