Cassini Maps

  • Gabriella BernardiEmail author
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


One of the main reasons for which Cassini was called to Paris, as previously mentioned, is related to cartography. The Academic Jean Picard, who was carrying out some geodetic surveys for the new “Carte de France” (Map of France) commissioned by Colbert, realized the importance of the work of the Italian astronomer for the measurement of longitudes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TorinoItaly

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