Celestial globe and quadrant, Imperial Observatory, Peking

Celestial globe and quadrant, Imperial Observatory, Peking

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: WC01-086.  Celestial globe and quadrant, Imperial Observatory (北京古观象台 Guanxiangtai), Peking (Beijing).  Father Ferdinand Verbiest (1623 -1688) was a Flemish Jesuit missionary in China, who rebuilt and re-equipped the Ancient Observatory.

Location

Beijing

Estimated Date

1912-1914

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph

Repository

University of Bristol Library, Special Collections