References for Charles-Marie de La Condamine

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  1. Y Laissus, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).


  1. J Canizares-Esguerra, How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-century Atlantic World (Stanford University Press, 2001).
  2. L D Ferreiro, Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World (Basic Books, New York, 2011).
  3. J E McClellan, Specialist Control: The Publications Committee of the Académie Royale Des Sciences (Paris), 1700-1793 93 (3) (American Philosophical Society, 2003).
  4. D Poole, Vision, Race, and Modernity: A Visual Economy of the Andean Image World (Princeton University Press, 1997).
  5. N Safier, Measuring the New World: Enlightenment Science and South America (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2008).
  6. D J Sturdy, Science and Social Status: The Members of the Academie Des Sciences 1666-1750 (Boydell & Brewer, 1995).
  7. V W von Hagen, South America called them; explorations of the great naturalists: La Condamine, Humboldt, Darwin, Spruce (A A Knopf, New York, 1945).
  8. R Whitaker, The Mapmaker's Wife (Doubleday, London, 2004).


  1. H Begouen, La Condamine, Tunis, le Bardo, Cathage, Revue tunisienne 17 (1898), 71-94.
  2. M La Condamine, Extract of a Letter of Mons. La Condamine, F. R. S. to Dr. Maty, F. R. S., Philosophical Transactions (1683-1775) 49 (1755-1756), 622-624.
  3. M-J-A-N de Cariat Marquis de Condorcet, Éloge de M de La Condamine, Histoire de I'Acaémic royale des sciences, 1774 (Paris, 1778), 85-121.
  4. M-J-A-N de Cariat Marquis de Condorcet, Éloge de M de La Condamine, in Oeuvres complète de Condorcet 2 (Henrichs, Paris, 1804), 185-256.
  5. M Emerit, Le voyage de La Condamine à Alger (1731), Revue africaine 98 (1954), 354-381.
  6. Lettres de Bouguer à Euler, Rev. Histoire Sci. Appl. 19 (1966), 225-246.
  7. A McConnell, La Condamine's scientific journey down the River Amazon, 1743-1744, Annals of Science 48 (1) (1991), 1-19.
  8. N Safier, Myths and measurements, in Jordana Dym and Karl Offen (eds.), Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader (University of Chicago Press, 2011), 107-109.
  9. P-E Schazmann, Une mission de M de La Condamine aux Échelles de Barbarie, La revue maritime 205 (1937), 29-63.
  10. A Smith, Charles Marie de la Condamine: Equatorial scientist, in Explorers of the Amazon (University of Chicago Press, 1990), 159-188.

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