Title Astronomy: a meteor shower in the night sky. Mezzotint after H. Robinson, 1783.
Imprint [Newark upon Trent?] : 14 Oct.r 1783


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Physical description 1 print : mezzotint ; sheet 20 x 16.1 cm
Cite as Wellcome Library no. 46243i
Lettering An accurate representation of the meteor which was seen on Aug.t 18th. 1783. At first it appeared as one ball of fire, but, in a few seconds, broke into many small ones. It's course was from N.W. to S.E. This extraordinary phaenomenon was of that species of meteor which the great phisiologist Dr. Woodward and others call the Draco volans or Flying dragon. The above view was taken at Winthorpe near Newark upon Trent, by Henry Robinson, schoolmaster. - and published by him as the Act directs, 14. Oct.r 1783. This plate is inscribed to Roger Pocklington Esq.r by his much obliged humble servant Henry Robinson. H. Robinson delin.
Author, etc. Robinson, Henry, active ca. 1783
Pocklington, Roger, 1734-1810
Topic-LCSH Astronomy.
Meteors.
Genre/Technique Mezzotints.
Copy photo no. V 24753
System no. .b12040551
Record no. 46243i