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Legros, (Nicolas de?), (1675-1751)
A MANUSCRIPT TREATISE ON LONG-DISTANCE MEASUREMENT AND SURVEYING ENTITLED “ESSAY DE LONGIMETRIE”, FRANCE, 1690
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Legros, (Nicolas de?), (1675-1751)
A MANUSCRIPT TREATISE ON LONG-DISTANCE MEASUREMENT AND SURVEYING ENTITLED “ESSAY DE LONGIMETRIE”, FRANCE, 1690
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Legros, (Nicolas de?), (1675-1751)
A MANUSCRIPT TREATISE ON LONG-DISTANCE MEASUREMENT AND SURVEYING ENTITLED “ESSAY DE LONGIMETRIE”, FRANCE, 1690
4to (235 x 180mm.), c.100 pages, written in one scribal hand, diagrams, 14 pen, ink and wash drawings, contemporary calf, later morocco-backed chemise and slipcase, binding somewhat worn
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Provenance

Robert B. Honeyman (1897-1987), booklabel, sale in these rooms, 2 May 1979, lot 1212, £40, Historical Technology; bought from Historical Technology, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams L62

Catalogue Note

Legros is identified as “Professor en Mathematiques rue Hurpoix au bout du Quay des Grands Augustins”. The main part of the manuscript is on longimetry, or surveying, and there is also a section on the use of Napier’s bones. A comparable manuscript, titled “Essay de longimetrie”, by “Legros, escrivain et professeur en mathématiques”, commencing “La science qui apprend à mesurer les lieux accessibles…” and concluding “… un acte affirmatif de ce que dessus”, undated, also illustrated with wash drawings, is in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Ms Français 2054.

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