Voyage Historique de l'Amérique Méridionale: Fait par Ordre du Roi d'Espagne

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Publication: 1752

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. The mission was to determine the roundness of the Earth. Ulloa later published an account of the people and sights they encountered. Shown here is a triple rainbow seen after the eruption of Mount Cotopaxi.

Title

Voyage Historique de l'Amérique Méridionale: Fait par Ordre du Roi d'Espagne
Relacion historica del viage à la America Meridional
Voyage au Perou

Date

Publication: 1752

Description

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. The mission was to determine the roundness of the Earth. Ulloa later published an account of the people and sights they encountered. Shown here is a triple rainbow seen after the eruption of Mount Cotopaxi.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Books

Source

Sevier Oversize Collection, F2221 .U441

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Voyage Historique de l'Amérique Méridionale: Fait par Ordre du Roi d'Espagne,” Gallery, accessed November 15, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/733.