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  • Contributor is exactly "Mauvillon, Eléazar, 1712-1779"'Amerique_Meridionale-Ulloa-1752.jpg
In 1734, King Philip V of Spain asked Spanish mathematician, scientist and mariner Jorge Juan and scientist, author and astronomer Antonio de Ulla to join the French Geodesic Mission in measuring the length of a degree of meridian arc at the Equator.…
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