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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. Original printed version in French found at CLP/2/39.

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.'

Communicated by Cromwell Mortimer. Translated by Thomas Stack. Translation read to the Royal Society on 23 June 1737.

Reference number
CLP/2/39a
Earliest possible date
1737
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
31 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Joseph Nicholas De Lisle

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Joseph Nicholas De Lisle, Translation, 'A proposal for the measurement of the earth in Russia' by [Joseph Nicholas] de l'Isle, 1737, CLP/2/39a, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_2_39a/translation-a-proposal-for-the-measurement-of-the-earth-in-russia-by-joseph-nicholas-de-lisle, accessed on 25 June 2024

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