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John Harrison.

John Harrison.
John Harrison.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU2851
Description: The full title of this engraving is 'John Harrison. From an engraving by Tassaert, published in 1768, after a painting by King. Under the superintendance of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.' After many years of experimentation, Harrison's H4 chronometer finally solved the longtitude question.
Creator: King (artist): Tassaert (engraver): Holl, W. (engraver): Orr, W.S. & Co (publishers)
Date: 1768
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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