Chabert and his Assistant

Chabert and his assistant in Cape Breton in 1750/51 determining the time by taking a measure of the Moon´s angular distance from the Sun with an astronomical quadrant. Notice the clock, globe and telescope in the tent.

Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1750 et 1751, dans l´Amérique Septentrionale
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c. 1753
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