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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’.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|