Greenwood's Astronomia Anglicana, 1689

Greenwood's Astronomia Anglicana, 1689

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Caption: Greenwood's Astronomia Anglicana. Title page to Astronomia Anglicana (1689) by the 17th century English astronomer and author Nicholas Greenwood. The text on the title page describes the book's contents. Little is known of Greenwood, though here he calls himself a professor of physics. Below the author description is a Latin phrase that translates as 'The heavens declare the glory of God, and show the work of his hands'. The French astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749-1822) gave a scathing review in his work Histoire de l'astronomie moderne (1821), saying Greenwood's book was of 'no benefit' and 'entirely forgettable'.

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