|Description||Four pages in Latin and seven pages of English translation. Contains astronomical tables and a plate. |
Ferdinand Augustin Hallerstein or [ 刘松龄], was a Jesuit missionary from Carniola [modern-day Slovenia], who served at the Beijing Observatory and demographer, cartographer.
Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'A letter from the Reverend Father Augustin Hallerstein, of the Society of Jesus, President of the Astronomical College at Pekin in China, to Dr. Mortimer, Sec. R. S. Translated from the Latin by Tho. Stack, M. D. & F. R. S'
Read 19 December 1751