image MS_248_82_279
Image number: RS.16786
Credit: ©The Royal Society



late 17th - early 18th century


Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

f82 p279



height (page): 285mm
width (page): 185mm



Diagram 'To Divide the Meridian line of Mercators true Chart at each Ten Degrees of Latitude till you come to 80d of Latitude', in 'Some Mathmaticall Notes from Mr. Fairfax'. This diagram is included amongst the papers collected by Robert Southwell.

Object history

This manuscript was sold at Sotheby's in June 1893 (Phillips sale) and acquired by the Royal Society from a purchaser of that lot. Some of the material is signed by Robin Bacon, who was also Robert Boyle's scribe (see William Poole, 'Sir Robert Southwell's Dialogue on Thomas Burnet's Theory of the Earth: "C & S Discourse of Mr Burnett's Theory of the Earth" (1684): Contexts and an Edition', The Seventeenth Century, 23 (2008), 72-104).

Related Fellows

Robert Southwell (1635-1702, British), Diplomat

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