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Book on nautical astronomy, 1774

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.


  • Creation: 1774


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

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


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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