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William SLIGHT

Great Britain 1828 – Victoria, Australia 1887


  • to Melbourne, Victoria 1854

Planisphere of the southern sky c.1890 Description: Bookbinding, cover

Collection Title: Planisphere of the Southern sky
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: illustrated books, books, leather:dyed, tooled with gold leaf Support: leather and cardboard

Primary Insc: printed beneath tex:t "BY AUTHORITY: JOHN FERRES GOVERNMENT PRINTER ... MELBOURNE". Printed l.r., "Constructed at the Melbourne Observatory &/ Published by Authority of the Victorian Government/ Will.m Slight, Engraver."
Dimensions: book (closed) 49.4 h x 48.0 w cm book (open) 49.4 h x 96.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1986
Accession No: NGA 86.2056