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Paper, regarding a theory of the size of the Earth by unknown author

Reference number: CLP/7i/25

Date: 1662

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Includes diagrams in notes taken from a section on measuring the size of the Earth in Giambattista Riccioli's 'Geographiae et hydrographiae reformatae, nuper recognitae et auctae libri duodecim' [Reformed geography and hydrography recently revised] (1661). At the meeting on 20 August 1662, Henry Oldenburg was asked to study Riccioli's argument for determining the size of the Earth.

Subject: Astronomy

Reference number
CLP/7i/25
Earliest possible date
1662
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
16 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, regarding a theory of the size of the Earth by unknown author, 1662, CLP/7i/25, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_7i_25/paper-regarding-a-theory-of-the-size-of-the-earth-by-unknown-author, accessed on 21 July 2024

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