C1874

Transit of Venus: Contact Observations at the Melbourne Observatory.

Artist:

Scarce engraving of the Melbourne Observatory observing the Transit of Venus which took place on 9 December 1874 (01:49 to 06:26 UTC) . This was the first of the pair of transits of Venus that took place in the c.19th, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Transit of Venus: Contact Observations at the Melbourne Observatory.

Date:

C1874

Artist:

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

194mm 
x 235mm
AUTHENTICITY
Transit of Venus: Contact Observations at the Melbourne Observatory. - Antique Print from 1874

Genuine antique
dated:

1874

Description:

Scarce engraving of the Melbourne Observatory observing the Transit of Venus which took place on 9 December 1874 (01:49 to 06:26 UTC) . This was the first of the pair of transits of Venus that took place in the c.19th, with the second transit occurring eight years later in 1882. The previous pair of transits had taken place in 1761 and 1769 and which Cook’s first expedition was sent by the Royal Society to observe at Tahiti.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: PCINF AS 26-12-74 P.156

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