Cape Landscapes: Sir John Herschel's Sketches 1834-1838

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In 1834, Sir John Herschel, perhaps the most celebrated astronomer of his time, arrived at the Cape of Good Hope to spend four years observing the southern sky. Among his many other talents he was an accomplished artist, skilled in the use of an optical device known as a camera lucida. During these four years Herschel produced more than a hundred exquisite landscape sketches, some depicting the Feldhausen estate in the suburb of Wynberg, where he and his family lived, others meticulously recording scenes that enlivened his ...

Cape Landscapes: Sir John Herschel's Sketches 1834-1838 2007, Juta & Company, Cape Town

ISBN-13: 9781919713755

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