Dienstag, 14. April 2009

The Rhône Glacier (1705)

Visiting in the year 1705 the Rhône Glacier, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733, swiss naturalist) publihed his observations of the “true nature of the springs of the river Rhône” in his work “Itinera per Helvetiae alpinas regiones facta annis 1702-1711.”
This engraving shows the “false springs at the mountain Furca” (M, N, O - left and right of the picture) and the “true springs” (J, K, L) coming from the snout of the “great glacier (A-F), surrounded by the “small glacier” (G, H).

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