[Document, 1742 n.d.]

 

Name
Long, Roger (Author)
Title
[Document, 1742 n.d.]
Abstract
Fernolius determined in 1525 that there were 68 Italian miles in a degree of latitude; after this, Snellius found that one degree of latitude contained between 341,676 and 342,120 Leyden feet, and later corrected this to 342,000Leyden feet, in 1635, Norwood assigned 367,200 English feet of 69 1/2 miles or14 poles to a degree, each pole being 16 1/2 feet long; and in 1654, Ricciolus determined that a degree of latitude equaled 64,363 Bologna paces or 61,650 French Toises. About 1669 the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris tried a new solution using telescopic sights, and concluded that one degree contained 57,060 Toises. Because of the exactness with which the work was done, the determination of the French astronomers is most acceptable. Examined by Goldsbrow Banyar. Entered before the Commission to settle the boundary between New York and New Jersey 21 September 1769.
Subjects
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Format
correspondence
Genre
correspondence
Date
1742 n.d.
Physical Description
6 pages
Language
English
Library Location
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Also In
The papers of John Jay
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/n3nb-q515