Davies Gilbert

Engraving of portrait of Davies Gilbert (1767-1839) by Henry Howard. Gilbert (formerly Giddy) was an applied mathematician, administrator, MP and President of the Royal Society (1827-30). As an MP he dealt with legislation concerning many issues including the Nautical Almanac, the Board of Longitude, and the establishment of an astronomical observatory at the Cape of Good Hope.

This line, stipple and crayon-manner engraving is India-laid.

Object Details

ID: ZBA4504
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Howard, Henry; Thomson, John
Date made: 1828
People: Gilbert, Davies
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 308 mm x 247 mm

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