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Travels Through the Low Countries (Volume 1); Germany, Italy and France, with Curious Observations, Natural, Topographical, Moral, Physiological, & C. Also, a Catalogue of Plants, Found Spontaneously Growing in Those Parts, and Their Virtues (Paperback) Loot Price: R532
Discovery Miles 5 320
Travels Through the Low Countries (Volume 1); Germany, Italy and France, with Curious Observations, Natural, Topographical,...
Travels Through the Low Countries (Volume 1); Germany, Italy and France, with Curious Observations, Natural, Topographical,...

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Travels Through the Low Countries (Volume 1); Germany, Italy and France, with Curious Observations, Natural, Topographical, Moral, Physiological, & C. Also, a Catalogue of Plants, Found Spontaneously Growing in Those Parts, and Their Virtues (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1738 Excerpt: ... An account of the latitude of Constantinople and Rhodes; written by the learned Mr John Greaves, sometime professor of astronomy in the university of Oxford, and directed to the most reverend James Usher, Archbishop of Ardmagh. UPON intimation of your Grace's desires, and upon importunity of some learned men, having finished a table as a key to your Grace's exquisite disquisition, touching Asia, properly so called; I thought myself obliged to give both you and them a reason, why ya the situation of Byzantium, and the island Rhodus, (which two eminent places I have made the tQti.Trnyiufl, and bounds of the chart) I dissent from the traditions of the ancients, and from the tables of our late and best Geographers, and consequently dissenting in these, have been necessitated to alter the latitudes, if not Ion" gitudes, of most of the remarkable cities of this discourse. And first for Byzantium, the received latitude of it by Appianus, Mercator, Ortelius, Maginnm, and some others, is forty three degrees and five minutes. And this also we find in the Basil edition of Ptokmfs Geography, procured by Erasmus out of a Greek MS. of Pettichius The same likewise is confirmed by anothei choice MS. in Greek, of the most learned and judicious Mr Selden, to whom for this favour and several otheis, I stand obliged. And as. much is expressed in the late edition of P'tolomey by.Bertius, compared and corrected by Sylburgius, with a MS. out of she Palatine library. Wherefore it cannobe doubted, -having such a cloud of witnesses, but that Ptolomy assigned to Byzantium as our best modern Geographers have done, the latitude of 430 jr'. And this will farther appear, not only out ot geogra geography, where it is often expressed, but also out of bis ynydtM a-avritK, or Almagest, as the...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: John Ray
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 174
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-25041-5
Barcode: 9781150250415
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LSN: 1-150-25041-0

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