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description of a new instrument, invented by John Hadley, Esq. for taking the latitude or other altitudes at sea : with directions for its use ... by George Hadley

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Published by Printed by T. Wood, and sold by A. Nutt ... in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Scientific apparatus and instruments.,
  • Nautical instruments.,
  • Longitude.

Book details:

Edition Notes

By George Hadley, brother of John Hadley. Cf. ESTC.

ContributionsHadley, John, 1682-1744
The Physical Object
Pagination30, [2] p., [1] fold, leaf of plates :
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16851781M

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Vanished from history is the story of the ‘Mariner's Calculator’, invented and patented at the Great Seal Patent Office, London, by Mrs Janet Taylor, in John Hadley Person-Info (Ich bin John Hadley) London Oxford: Mathematiker Director Consultant Location Martin Industry British George University of Oxford Music Astronomen English Health: Netzwerk-Profile (1 - 4 von Topic: Subject or sitter Could I draw attention to the longstanding problem of who the sitter is in this portrait by John Downman, signed and dated The current Your Paintings entry broadly explains why we (National Maritime Museum) no longer believe it is the fifth Astronomer Royal, Nevil Maskelyne. An octant. The octant, also called reflecting quadrant, is a measuring instrument used primarily in navigation.. A Description of a New Instrument for taking the Latitude or other Altitudes at Sea [invented by John Hadley]. With directions for its use. [By George Hadley. With a folding plate.]. London: Printed for the Author,