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History of Geo- and Space Sciences An open-access journal
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 8, 69-77, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-8-69-2017
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07 Aug 2017
A statistical approach to latitude measurements: Ptolemy's and Riccioli's geographical works as case studies
Luca Santoro

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Historical geographical works typically contain many latitude measurements of locations: all show measurement errors and some of these refer to lost cities. How can we estimate errors? How can we know the right position of lost cities? This work shows a general approach to give a scientific answer to these questions in two particular case studies: Ptolemy's Geography and Riccioli's work on geography.
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