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Image number: S0001212

Lambton's Great Theodolite used by William Lambton and George Everest
Date: 1830 - 1843
Caption: Lambton's Great Theodolite used by both William Lambton and George Everest during the Great Trigonomical Survey of India was capable of measuring both the vertical and horizontal access, it weighed approximately half a ton and needed twelve men to carry it. This image was taken from the 'Historical Records of the Survey of India 1830 to 1843', Volume IX plate 6.

Country: India

World region: Asia
Event: Survey of India
Theme category: Cartography & Surveying, Travel & Exploration

Image type: Photograph

Keywords: SURVEYING AND MAPMAKING, theodolite, scientific instruments, ARTEFACTS
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