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An account of recent advances in Astronomy and Geography

DELISLE, Joseph Nicolas.

Mémoires pour Servir a l'Histoire et au Progrès de l'Astronomie, de la Geography, & de la Physique.
St Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1738, First Edition. 4to; full calf gilt, inner hinges strained; pp. 284 + (12)(tables), 13 folding engraved plates. With the bookplate of Frank S. Streeter.

The first edition of this account of the advancements in the fields of Astronomy (as an aid to navigation), Geography and Physics, which includes the first accounts of Delisle's method for determining the heliocentric coordinates of sunspots, of his 'universal thermometer', and of the Aurora Borealis in Russia by his brother Louis.
Joseph Nicolas Delisle (1688-1741), a French astronomer and cartographer, founded the Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg and helped compile the 'Atlas Russicus', the first atlas of Russia.
Frank Sherwin Streeter was a book collector for forty years, from around 1966 until his death in 2006, specialising in atlases, books, pamphlets and maps on maritime exploration, as well as more theoretical works on mathematics and cosmography related to navigation. His collection sold at Christies in 2007.


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Stock Id :12397

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An account of recent advances in Astronomy and Geography

DELISLE, Joseph Nicolas.

Mémoires pour Servir a l'Histoire et au Progrès de l'Astronomie, de la Geography, & de la Physique.
St Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1738, First Edition. 4to; full calf gilt, inner hinges strained; pp. 284 + (12)(tables), 13 folding engraved plates. With the bookplate of Frank S. Streeter.

The first edition of this account of the advancements in the fields of Astronomy (as an aid to navigation), Geography and Physics, which includes the first accounts of Delisle's method for determining the heliocentric coordinates of sunspots, of his 'universal thermometer', and of the Aurora Borealis in Russia by his brother Louis.
Joseph Nicolas Delisle (1688-1741), a French astronomer and cartographer, founded the Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg and helped compile the 'Atlas Russicus', the first atlas of Russia.
Frank Sherwin Streeter was a book collector for forty years, from around 1966 until his death in 2006, specialising in atlases, books, pamphlets and maps on maritime exploration, as well as more theoretical works on mathematics and cosmography related to navigation. His collection sold at Christies in 2007.


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