A Sextant, 1912
Illustration of a typical sextant, c.1912. Sextants are used by mariners and explorers to determine their position, by measuring the angle between the horizon and the sun. Date: 1912
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Transporting cheeses - Alkmaar, the Netherlands
Transporting round Edam cheeses at Alkmaar - a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Alkmaar is famed for its traditional cheese market.
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Measuring the distance. Engraving in Astronomicon by Gaius Julius Hyginus. 1st century. Incunabula 283. Edition of 1485. Venice. Library of the University of Barcelona. Catalonia. Spain.
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