image MS_366_5_3_023
Image number: RS.16880
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Upminster and South Weald

Date

18 February 1707

Creator

Unknown, Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p23

Material

Dimensions

height (page): 186mm
width (page): 146mm

Subject

Description

A sketch of the relative position of South Weald (marked as Weald) and Upminster, in a paper by William Derham about his experiments on measuring the speed of sound by firing guns at various locations. This paper was printed, with this figure, in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 26, no. 313 (1708). Derham was a rector at Upminster.

Object history

Printed as a woodcut figure showing the relative position of Weal and Upminster, in W. Derham, ‘Experimenta et observationes de soni motu’, Phil. Trans., vol. 26, no. 313 (January and February 1708), pp. 2-35 (p. 15).

Related Fellows

William Derham (1657-1735, British), Naturalist

Associated place

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