image LBC_6_361b
Image number: RS.15039
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Gletcherhorn, Berne


26 September 1673


Unknown, Artist

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Manuscript page number

vol6 p361b



height (page): 303mm
width (page): 178mm


Content object

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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 image is copied from LBO/6/310a.

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

Henri Justel (1620-1693, French), Librarian
Henry Oldenburg (1612-1677, German), Scientific correspondent

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