Edmond Halley’s Travels

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Simeon Netchev
published on 21 November 2023
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A map illustrating the travels of the English polymath (astronomer, mathematician, geophysicist, and meteorologist, …) Edmond Halley (1656–1742) during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. From his earlier voyage on an East India Company ship to Saint Helena Island, when he charted the stars of the Southern Hemisphere, through his travels across Europe tracking the Great Comet of 1680 (Halley's Comet) and later the captaincy of the purpose-built research vessel HMS Paramour on missions to study Earth’s magnetic phenomena and the tides in the English Channel, these travels contributed greatly to the fields of astronomy, navigation, and terrestrial magnetism, establishing Halley's enduring legacy.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, November 21). Edmond Halley’s Travels. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18164/edmond-halleys-travels/

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Netchev, Simeon. "Edmond Halley’s Travels." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 21, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18164/edmond-halleys-travels/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "Edmond Halley’s Travels." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Nov 2023. Web. 21 Jul 2024.