Surveying the height of a mountain, 1751

Surveying the height of a mountain, 1751

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Caption: Surveying the height of a mountain. Surveyors using triangulating equipment to measure the height of a mountain (left). Artwork published in Mesure des Trois Premiers Degrees du Meridien dans l'Hemisphere Austral (1751) by the French mathematician, explorer and geographer Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701-1774).

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