|Title||Paper, 'An instrument for seeing the sun, moon and stars pass the meridian of any place usefull for setting wathces in all parts of the world with the greatest exactness; to correct sun-dials; to assist in the discovery of the longitudes of places etc' by William Derham|
|Description||Using an instrument to make astronomical observations, for the purpose of setting watches and correcting sun dials.|
Among all the ways contrived for finding the meridian of any place, the most commodious I could ever meet with, or think of for common use, is an Instrument of Sir Christopher Wren's, or two of Mr Gray's or one published in the Appendix of a little Book, called 'The Artificial Clockmaker'.
Subject: Astronomy / Instrument
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|NA6239||Derham; William (1657 - 1735); naturalist||1657 - 1735|
|NA8299||Wren; Sir; Christopher (1632 - 1723); architect, astronomer, and mathematician||1632 - 1723|