Johannes Flamsteedius Derbiensis Astronomiae Professor Regius Anno Aetatis 74 Obyt Decem: 31 1719

This engraving shows John Flamsteed, who was appointed 'our astronomical observer' by King Charles II in March 1675. His task was to make a new map of the fixed stars and calculate the position of the Moon and the planets for use by navigators.

Object Details

ID: PAD4403
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Vertue, George; Gibson, Thomas
Places: Greenwich
People: Flamsteed, Reverend John
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 320 mm x 215 mm

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