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European Longitude Prizes. III. The Unsolved Mystery of an Alleged Venetian Longitude Prize

@inproceedings{Grijs2021EuropeanLP,
  title={European Longitude Prizes. III. The Unsolved Mystery of an Alleged Venetian Longitude Prize},
  author={R. Grijs},
  year={2021}
}
Despite frequent references in modern reviews to a seventeenth-century Venetian longitude prize, only a single, circumstantial reference to the alleged prize is known from contemporary sources. Edward Harrison’s scathing assessment of the conditions governing the award of an alleged Venetian longitude prize simultaneously disparages the rewards offered by the Dutch States General. However, the latter had long run its course by 1696, the year of the citation, thus rendering Harrison’s reference… Expand
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