Lee's telescope for his Egypt expedition

Lee's telescope for his Egypt expedition

R102/0250 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.5MB

Downloadable file size: 3.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Lee's telescope for his Egypt expedition. This telescope was used by the British astronomer John Lee (1783-1866) on his expedition to Egypt. Lee, born John Fiott, was educated as a mathematician and travelled widely in his youth, including trips to Egypt. In 1815 and 1827, he inherited several properties. From 1830, he built a private observatory (Hartwell Observatory) at his home, and carried out numerous astronomical observations. He was President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 1861 to 1863.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, amateur astronomy, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysics, black-and-white, britain, british, chair, egyptian expedition, england, english, equipment, europe, european, garden, gentleman, hartwell house, historical, history, history of science, instrument, john fiott, john lee, lee's, monochrome, observatory, outdoors, outside, research, shed, technological, technology, telescope, uk, united kingdom, victorian

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.