METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS

MS 2151
MS Short Title METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS
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  1. ISACH JØRGEN COLDEVIN: BAROMETRISKE OG THERMOMETRISKE OBSERVATIONER FOR AARET 1770 PAA DØNNES GAARD I HELGELAND. METOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS FROM 1770, DØNNA, NORTH-NORWAY
  2. ISACH JØRGEN (GEORG) COLDEVIN: SITUATIONS CARTE OVER MAJOR LÜTZOWS DET NORDRE STÖRDAHLSKE DRAGON COMPAGNIES DISTRICT, 1765
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MS in Danish-Norwegian on paper, Dønna, Norway, 1770 and Stjørdal, Norway, 1765, 7+1 ff., 21x16 cm and 30x43 cm (text 2), 6 columns, (19x15 cm and 28x42 cm (text 2)), 32-36 lines in Norwegian cursive, autograph, drawing of map (text 2).

Binding Norway, ca. 1770, paper, sewn on 3 cords.
Provenance 1. Isach Jørgen Coldevin, Dønna, Norway (1770-1793) (text 1); Isach Jørgen (Georg) Coldevin, Stjørdal, Norway (1765-1783) (text 2); 2. Anna Emahus Coldevin, born Tønder, Dønnes, Norway (1793-1802); 3. Hans Emahus Tønder Coldevin, Dønnes, Norway (1802-ca. 1830); 4. Coldevin family, Dønnes, Norway (19th c.); 5. Axel Coldevin, Bærum, Norway (-1992); 6. Ulf Hansen, Hønefoss (1992-1996).
Commentary 3 June 1769 the planet Venus passed the sun, a rare astronomical constellation. European astronomers were well prepared and travelled to different countries to observe and make calculations of the distances. A Jesuit pater, Maximillian Hell, was invited by the king, Christian VII, to go to Vardøhus, far up in North Norway, even if Jesuits were forbidden to enter Norway. The Danish astronomer Peder (Christian) Horrebow was sent to Dønnes to make observations, both men with a whole staff of assistants. Maximillian Hell also visited Dønnes. When Horrebow returned to København, he left instruments such as barometer, thermometer and a sundial for Coldevin to make meteorological observations. This was done twice a day through the whole year 1770. This is the oldest series of such observations for North-Norway. Dønnes manor was by far the largest in North Norway at that time.
Place of origin Norway
Dates 1765-1770

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