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Book on nautical astronomy, 1774

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 4/288
Book on nautical astronomy
Book on nautical astronomy

Scope and Contents

A book concerning nautical astronomy, including finding longitude at sea by means of the Moon's distance from the fixed stars, illustrated by examples from 1774. The items include the astronomical observations of Willem Barents, 1596-1597; a comparative table of thermometer scales; and a list of flora.

Dates

  • 1774

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 notebook(s) (1 notebook (19 ff.))

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

A2/421P

Finding aid date

2005-11-07 15:06:24+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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