by Richard Houston, printed and sold by Bewley Wynne Morrison, after Francis Cotes
14 in. x 10 in. (357 mm x 255 mm) plate size; 14 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (363 mm x 260 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (corner of New Broad Street, Moorfields, London)
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Current affairsComet observed in previous centuries returns exactly at the time predicted by astronomer Edmond Halley and is subsequently known by his name.
Art and scienceLiverpool-born artist George Stubbs sets up in London as a painter.
James Woodforde, an English country parson, begins a detailed diary of everyday life, which is later published as Diary of a Country Parson.
InternationalSeven Years' War: British General John Forbes captures the strategic French stronghold Fort Duquesne and renames it Pittsburgh after British Secretary of State, William Pitt the Elder. British troops capture Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.
Pope Clement XIII succeeds Pope Benedict XIV as the 248th pope.
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