J.me De Lalande, Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, London, Berlin, Petersburgh, &c.European Magazine.
Published by J. Swell, Cornhill 1 Nov. 1789.
Engraving with large margins. Image 95 x 120mm. Trimmed inside plate mark on left.
Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande (1732-1807), a French astronomer whose staff nearly discovered Neptune in 1795: the planet was noted but not followed up. However, when the planet was discovered in 1846, Lalande's records helped plot Neptune's orbit.
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