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The 1714 Act of Longitude.

The 1714 Act of Longitude.
The 1714 Act of Longitude.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4458
Description: The British government took radical measures by passing an Act of Parliament that offered a maximum cash prize of £20,000 to anyone who could solve the longitude problem by any method that was ‘practicable and useful’.
Date: 1714
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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