The Accuracy and Use of Sextants and Watches in Rupert's Land in the 1790s

  title={The Accuracy and Use of Sextants and Watches in Rupert's Land in the 1790s},
  author={Peter Broughton},
  journal={Annals of Science},
  pages={209 - 229}
Summary The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to the sextants and watches employed at the end of the eighteenth century in surveying Rupert's Land, the vast territory of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), and to discuss their usage and accuracy. The results provide information on the standards of manufacture at the time, on the reliability of the contemporary latitude and longitude of various fur-trading posts, and on the careers of the surveyors themselves. The sextant readings are shown… 
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