chapter  8
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Surveying and the Great Geodetic Theodolites

No consideration upon earth would ever make me go through the same or such another operation again, merely from the drudgery of having to do with such a Man!

Roy to Banks, 6 March 1790, NHM, MS DTC 7.74-8; 74

This masterpiece of Europe’s greatest artist answered fully … indeed more than fully … the demands made of it.