Concerning the Latitude and Longitude of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich.

Maskelyne (Nevil)

Concerning the Latitude and Longitude of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich.

With Remarks on a Memorial of the Late M. Cassini de Thury. Read at the Royal Society, Feb. 22, 1787.

Description: with 6 tables, fore-margin faintly damp-stained, mark more pronounced on initial pages, pp. 39, 4to, disbound, good

Publication Details: Printed by J. Nichols, 1787

Notes: The Rev. Dr. Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal during a rich period of discovery, was an accomplished observer, collaborator and advocate of practical applications, responsible for the improvement of key astronomical instruments and the indispensable Nautical Almanac. The present work relates to the first attempt to establish a geodetic link between the Greenwich and Paris observatories initiated in 1783 by Cassini. From the start, this proved to be a contentious project, each country's astronomers questioning the accuracy of the measurements of the other's. Here, Maskelyne, drawing on the wor...more

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Price: £400

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1787

Stock Number: 68471

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