Cartographer :ROBINSON, Henry.

An unusual illustration of 1783 Great Meteor in mezzotint


An accurate Representation of the Meteor which was seen on Aug.t 1793. _ At first in 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.
Winthorpe: Henry Robinson, 1783. Mezzotint with hand colour. 190 x 250mm.

Stock ID : 23330