September 1877 Title Notes: Date suggested by Nick Lomb, Curator of Astronomy, Sydney Observatory, when there was an exceptionally close opposition of Mars.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique:
prints, ink; paper photo-lithograph, printed in black ink, from one plate; hand-coloured Support: thick white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression as issued
Edition: print run unknown
Primary Insc: inscribed lower centre in black ink, 'Aperture Focal Length Power used / Remarks [illeg] from an 11 1/3 inch refractory / telescope by Schröder, power 200 / Dr W [illeg possibly Stirez].
inscribed on label upper centre above image in black ink, 'MARS'.
inscribed upper centre above image in black ink, 'Observed at the Sydney Observatory / 187_ GMT'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
printed image 14.8 h x 15.5 w cm printed image and text 26.0 h x 15.5 w cm sheet 28.5 h x 22.3 w cm
: Gift of John McPhee 2004 Accession No
: NGA 2004.382
- Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from John McPhee, Canberra, October 2004.