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Paper, 'Projet de la mesure de la terre en Russie' ['Proposal for the measurement of the earth in Russia'] by Joseph Nicholas de l'Isle

Reference number: CLP/2/39

Date: 1737

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Paper by de l'Isle regarding a method using triangles for measuring the Russian landmass. The paper was read at a meeting of the Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg [Russia] on 21 January 1737. An English translation is found at CLP/2/39a.

Subject: Physics / Geography

Published in English in Philosophical Transactions as 'A proposal for the measurement of the earth in Russia, read at a meeting of the Academy of Sciences of St. Petersbourg, Jan. 21. 1737. by Mr Jos. Nic. de L'Isle, first professor of astronomy, and F. R. S.'

Addressed to Cromwel [Cromwell] Mortimer and given by Mortimer to the Royal Society on 16 June 1737. Translation read to the Royal Society on 23 June 1737.

Reference number
CLP/2/39
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1737
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Typescript
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19 pages
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Printed

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Joseph Nicholas De Lisle

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Joseph Nicholas De Lisle, Paper, 'Projet de la mesure de la terre en Russie' ['Proposal for the measurement of the earth in Russia'] by Joseph Nicholas de l'Isle, 1737, CLP/2/39, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_2_39/paper-projet-de-la-mesure-de-la-terre-en-russie-proposal-for-the-measurement-of-the-earth-in-russia-by-joseph-nicholas-de-lisle, accessed on 24 May 2024

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