Reference numberCLP/9ii/30
TitleExtract, 'Of a memoire read in the Society of Arts on the 6th of July 1732 relating to a new construction of the magnetick needle with three circles' by unknown author
DescriptionExtract from the memoir read which had been presented at the Royal Academy of Sciences on 12 May 1732, and referred to Count Maurepas [Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux] on 20 June, who requested that M de Court, Lieutenant General of the Marines examine it on his voyage to the Levant [Middle East]. This particular magnetic needle was invented by the Sieur Le Maire Engineer for the Mathematical Instrument. The extract includes a series of experiments performed with the new needle and a list of individuals who tried the compass experiment abroad.

Subject: Navigation / Magnetism

Read to the Royal Society on 4 March 1735.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/19/49
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