Optics of prisms, 1738

Optics of prisms, 1738

C024/3980 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.6MB

Downloadable file size: 5.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Optics of prisms. 18th-century diagrams on optics, showing the path of light through prisms. Prisms refract light, with a dispersive prism (upper centre) used to split white light into its component colours. This spectrum of colours is labelled at upper left. These diagrams were published in 'A Compleat System of Opticks' (1738) by English mathematician Robert Smith (1689-1768).

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

Keywords: 1700s, 1738, 18th century, a compleat system of opticks, artwork, black-and-white, blue, book, color, colors, colour, colours, compleat system of opticks, component colours, diagram, diagrams, english, european, green, historical, history, illustration, indigo, light ray, monochrome, no-one, nobody, optical, optics, orange, page, physical, physics, prism, publication, rays, red, reflecting, reflection, refracting, refraction, robert smith, spectrum, splitting white light, violet, yellow

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