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Title: A treasure lost : the Portocarrero collection of scientific instruments and interest in the sciences in hospitaller Malta
Authors: Zammit, William
Keywords: Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Malta
Order of St John -- History
Astronomy -- Malta
Natural history -- Malta
Knights of Malta -- History
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: University of Malta. Junior College
Citation: Symposia Melitensia. 2005, Vol.2, p. 1-20
Abstract: One of the little-known treasures acquired by the Order of St John during the eighteenth century and brought over to Malta consisted of a collection of scientific and mathematical instruments. This impressive collection, which was added to during the succeeding years, eventually vanished without a trace. Further evidence of scientific pursuits in areas such as aerostatics, astronomy, climatic observations and natural history confirm a growing local interest in the various sciences, itself reflecting contemporary developments in Europe.
ISSN: 1812-7509
Appears in Collections:SymMel, 2005, Volume 2
SymMel, 2005, Volume 2

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