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Paper, 'Attempt to ascertain the knowledge of the ancients about the East Indies' by John Caverhill

Reference number: L&P/4/377

Date: 06 February 1767

Description

Contains 3 pages of maps.
Reconstruction of the known geography of the Strait of Malacca; Bay of Bengal and Ganges bassin and Gulf of Thailand according to Ptolemy and contemporary scholars.

Subject: Geography

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Some attempts to ascertain the utmost extent of the knowledge of the ancients in the East Indies'

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Reference number
L&P/4/377
Earliest possible date
06 February 1767
Physical description
Ink on paper and 3 maps
Page extent
23 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Caverhill

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John Caverhill, Paper, 'Attempt to ascertain the knowledge of the ancients about the East Indies' by John Caverhill, 06 February 1767, L&P/4/377, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_4_377/paper-attempt-to-ascertain-the-knowledge-of-the-ancients-about-the-east-indies-by-john-caverhill, accessed on 18 June 2024

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