image LBO_6_310a
Image number: RS.14842
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Gletcherhorn, Berne


26 September 1673


Henri Justel (1620-1693, French), librarian

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height (page): 114mm
width (page): 165mm


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A small drawing of Gletcherhorn, Berne, showing the mountain, rivulet and huts, in Henri Justel's letter dated Paris, 26 September 1673 to Henry Oldenburg. It was read at the meeting of 1 December 1673 and published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 8, no. 100 (1674), pp. 6191-92.

This drawing is copied in LBC/6/361b.

Object history

At the meeting of the Royal Society on 11 December 1673, ‘A letter of Mons. Justel to Mr. Oldenburg, from Paris, 26th September, 1673, was likewise read; containing a description of the icy mountain, called Gletcher, in the canton of Berne in Helvetia’ (Birch 3:115).

H. Justel, 'A description and representation of the icy mountain called the Gletscher, in the canton of Berne, which was formerly taken notice of in Number 49', Phil. Trans. vol. 8, no. 100 (January and February, 1674), pp. 6191-92.

Related Fellows

Henry Oldenburg (1612-1677, German), Scientific correspondent

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