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L'Alleman describes a 'celestial globe' which has been designed using the observations of 'the most famous astronomers of this age. L'Alleman was a master watchmaker in Paris. He states that 'philosophers have been labouring for many years to decide by some experience, whether the action of light be conveyed in an instance to distant places, or whether it requires time.'

Subject: Astronomy

Communicated to the publisher in French and translated into English

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A demonstration concerning the motion of light, communicated from Paris, in the journal des scavans, and here made English'

Reference number
CLP/8i/2
Earliest possible date
1677
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, 'The description of a celestiall globe, artifically made, showing the apparent motions, from east to west, and from west to east, of the Sun, Moon, and fixed stars' by Didier L'Alleman, 1677, CLP/8i/2, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_8i_2/paper-the-description-of-a-celestiall-globe-artifically-made-showing-the-apparent-motions-from-east-to-west-and-from-west-to-east-of-the-sun-moon-and-fixed-stars-by-didier-lalleman, accessed on 29 May 2024

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