The Observatory at Greenwich, 1836. Artist: Unknown

The Observatory at Greenwich, 1836. Artist: Unknown

1-624-430 - The Print Collector/Heritage Images

The Observatory at Greenwich, 1836. Flamsteed House, the Royal Greenwich Observatory, was built by Christopher Wren (1632-1723) on the orders of Charles II with the aim of providing accurate navigation tables and of solving the problem of finding longitude at sea. The building is named after John Flamsteed (1646-1719), the first Astronomer Royal.

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  1. Sir Christopher Wren: British: Architect, engraver
  2. John Flamsteed: British, English: Astronomer

  1. Engraving

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World Europe United Kingdom England Greater London London Greenwich Greenwich

  1. 51 29 00 N , 000 00 00 E

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3037x3470
File Size : 30,875kb


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