Sir John Herschel, antique turned wood pot, circa 1800
Sir John Herschel, antique turned wood pot, circa 1800

Sir John Herschel, antique turned wood pot, circa 1800

1800 england

Offered by Timothy Millett Ltd.

£485 gbp
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turned wood pot, circa 1800, From the Stand of the Great Telescope by which the "Georgium Sidus" was discovered-� the gift of Sir John Herschel, Bart", 122 x 45 mm.

Herschel did not use the term Uranus for his discovery; he referred to the Georgian Planet in honour of George III. The later name did not become common until the 1850's, having originally been discovered in 1781.
Very fine.
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