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Author Chappe d'Auteroche, abbé, 1728-1769.

Title A voyage to California to observe the transit of Venus. By Mons. Chappe d'Auteroche. With an historical description of the author's route through Mexico, and the natural history of that province. Also, a voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee, to make experiments on Mr. Le Roy's timekeepers. By Monsieur de Cassini.

Imprint London, Printed for E. & C. Dilly, 1778.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Centennial Room    R PAS LC 917.2 D235    Available
Description 215 p. front. (fold. plan) 23cm.
Note Last page incorrectly numbered 315.
"Extract of a letter from Mexico addressed to the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris, by Don Joseph Anthony de Alzate y Ramyrez ... relative to the natural history of the country adjacent to the city of Mexico": p. 77-105.
Apparently a translation of the two works published by Cassini: "Voyage en Californie pour l'observation du passage de Vénus sur le disque du soleil, le 3 juin 1769 ... par feu m. Chappe d'Auteroche. Redigé et publié par m. de Cassini fils. Paris, 1772", and "Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1768 et 1769 pour éprouver les montres marines inventées par m. Le Roy. Paris, 1770".
Subject Leroy, Julien, 1686-1759.
Natural history -- Mexico.
Cod fisheries.
Clocks and watches.
Venus (Planet) -- Transit -- 1769.
Mexico -- Description and travel.
Baja California (Mexico) -- Description and travel.
Saint Pierre (Island)
Added Author Cassini, Jean-Dominique, 1748-1845.
Alzate y Ramírez, José Antonio de, 1737-1799.

 
    
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