Jme. De Lalande, Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, London, Berlin, Petersburgh, &c.
[published by J Sewell Cornhill 1 Nov 1789]
Engraving. Image 95 x 120mm. Trimmed inside plate mark, losing some text.
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. Published in the 'European Magazine'. See item ref: 29787 for a better impression.
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