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Carte Des Declinaisons Et Inclinaisons De L'Aiguille Aimantee

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Carte Des Declinaisons Et Inclinaisons De L'Aiguille Aimantee : J. F. De Galaup La Perouse

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An interesting chart of the Atlantic Ocean on two sheets joined showing magnetic variation. Presumably compiled, at least in part, from La Perouse's last voyage to the Pacific in 1775 and also with the slightly later work of Jean-Charles Borda, credited with the first observations on the variations in terrestrial magnetism, in mind.
place and date of publication: Paris c.1780
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 820 by 500mm (32¼ by 19¾ inches).
ref: 19400

Price: £ 550

 
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