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    Re: Mid XIX century  Nav
    From: Bruce Stark
    Date: 2005 Nov 20, 12:52 EST
    Frank,

    You wrote about ". . .
    a nice chart of the harbor of Nagasaki prepared by the famous Russian
    naval officer I.F. Kruzenshtern in about 1805. If you go to the enlarged
    version, you can just about make out the latitude and longitude of the city on the
    chart as: 32 44  (and some seconds) N and some longitude which maybe reads 230
    07 "W von  Greenwich". It's interesting that the Russian chart, published in
    German, is already referencing longitudes to Greenwich at this early date."

    Also interesting, to me at least, is that he uses WEST longitude, as if he'd come into the Pacific around the Horn. Could that be the case? Not knowing anything about his voyage, it doesn't seem likely to me.

    Bruce



       
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