A hand-coloured etching showing a grotesque head of a man above a group of instruments including telescopes, an octant, dividers, set square, square rule and a globe. The print is listed in the 'Bibliographie de la France' for 1814 (p.…
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- Longitude punk'd
I have chosen these objects to capture the spirit of invention which the Longitude Punk'd exhibition showcases. My choice is inspired by the technical inventions that were presented to the Board of Longitude between 1714-1828 (see also Richard Dunn's "Board of Longitude" post). Most of the objects and images are from the 18th century, although see if you can spot a Heath-Robinson cartoon from 1910!