Artist unknown :[Plan showing the structure of an observatory tent. 1769 or early 1770s?]

Artist unknown :[Plan showing the structure of an observatory tent. 1769 or early 1770s?]
Date
1769 - 1779
Ref
B-091-008
Description

The wooden supports for wall and roof of an observatory tent, with guy ropes. Probably a copy of the design for an observatory tent in Tahiti for the observaton of the Transit of Venus, during the first voyage of James Cook

See also a drawing of the completed tent at B-091-007

Other Titles - Schaale van 5 v. 5 duym Rynlandse Mat

Extended Title - Based on an untraced illustration of an observatory tent used on Capt. Cook's voyages. c f Cook, James. Voyage dans L'hemisphere austral. 1778. Pl. 65. (Spine title: Voyages du Capitaine Cook, Atlas.)

Inscriptions: Schaale van duym Rynlandse Mat. (Scale of 5.5 inches Rheinland measure)

Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).

Physical Description: Ink & watercolour 229 x 356 mm

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Format
1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Ink & watercolour 229 x 356 mm
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