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View of the Imperial Observatory at Peking.
View of the Imperial Observatory at Peking.Jacques Nicolas Bellin.
Observatoire de Peking. tiré du Pere le Comte.
Paris, c.1750. 190 x 265mm. Showing globes, astrolabes and armillary spheres. The Peking Observatory was equipped by Ferdinand Verbiest, a Flemish Jesuit missionary in Peking in the late 1660s. Rather than building the latest models he worked from Tycho Brahe's 'Mechanica', published eighty years before.



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