image MS_131_0180
Image number: RS.16498
Credit: ©The Royal Society

An isthmus which is supposed to have joined England and France

Date

1701

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p180

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 115mm
width (paper): 900mm

Subject

Description

Proof print of the figure of the isthmus between England and France conjectured by John Wallis, with the inscription 'For a Tra[n]s act[tion]'.

Transcription

lettering a, b, c,
at the bottom: For a Tras act [= Transactions]
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

Printed in John Wallis, ‘Isthmus, or neck of land which is supposed to have joined England and France in former times, where now is the passage between Dover and Calais’, Phil. Trans., vol. 22, no. 275 (October 1701), pp. 967-79.

Related Fellows

John Wallis (1616-1703, British), Mathematician

Associated place

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   > Europe
      > France
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   > Europe
      > United Kingdom