Introduction to the Board of Longitude

University of Cambridge8 Jul 2013

Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge University Library and the National Maritime Museum have digitised the Board of Longitude archive. The archive is available online at This first film in a series of three, introduces the Board of Longitude and the 18th-century search for an accurate way of finding longitude at sea. The papers in the Board's archive record scientific endeavour, fateful voyages, bitter feuds and lifetimes of commitment to a common cause.


  • Title: Introduction to the Board of Longitude
  • Creator: University of Cambridge
  • Date Created: 8 Jul 2013
  • Location Created: Cambridge
  • Type: Documentary
  • Rights: University of Cambridge

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