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Roger Long, D.D. F.R.S.
Roger Long, D.D. F.R.S.
B. Wilson, pinx. T. Cook, sculp.
Published by W. Bent, London, 1786.
Engraving, plate 175 x 115mm (7 x 4½"). Good margins top and bottom. Small margins left and right. Foxing in margins and holes in right margin where previously bound.
Half length portrait of Roger Long, in an oval dressed in an academic gown with bands at his neck and a powdered bobwig on his head. Roger Long (1680 1770) was an English astronomer, and Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge between 1733 and 1770. A bit of a character he built a "water-work" in his garden and paddled round it on a water-cycle. He also constructed a "zodiack", now considered to be the first planetarium, a hollow sphere that could hold thirty people showing the movements of the planets and constellations, which remained in the grounds of Pembroke until 1871.
Wellcome: 1811.
[Ref: 57157]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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