Reference numberAP/6/21
TitleUnpublished paper, 'Essay on the properties of winds blowing along the coasts of the Low Countries and German Ocean up the River Elbe; founded on a long, uninterrupted series of meteorological observations, accurately collected and compared, till October 1789' by Reinhd [Reinhard] Woltman
DescriptionWoltman provides meteorological observations made at Zwanenberg [Antwerp, Belgium] and previously published in the Transactions of the Dutch Academy of Sciences at Haerlem [Haarlem, Netherlands] and writes on the importance for navigators of knowing the direction of wind in various parts of the world during particular seasons. Woltman includes temperature, humidity, barometrical, and precipitation observations as well. Includes three tables of average observations taken over the course of 25 years, from 1762-1786. Marginalia appear in ink throughout.

Subject: Meteorology

Sent to Sir Joseph Banks by Rodh [Rodolphe de] Valltravers.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7939Valltravers; Rudolph de (1723 -)1723 -
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
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