Portrait of Hendrick de Hartog1790
Hendrick de Hartog taught mathematics at the Felix Meritis Society on Monday evenings. He had this portrait made when the Dutch East India Company (VOC) appointed him a navigation examiner. On the table are a telescope and a sextant. De Hartog had devised a new, viable arithmetic method for calculating lunar distance while at sea.
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