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Map of France, corrected by order of the king

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Map of France, corrected by order of the king
Desborough Cooley in his "History of Voyages," says, "They deprived her (France) of several degrees of longitude in the length of her western coast, from Brittany to the Bay of Biscay. And in the same way retrenched about half a degree from Languedoc and La Provence." These alterations gave rise to a "bon-mot." Louis the XIV., in complimenting the Academicians upon their return, remarked, "I am sorry to see, gentlemen, that your journey has cost me a good part of my kingdom!"

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Project Gutenberg's Celebrated Travels and Travellers(Part 2. The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century), by Jules Verne
Published 1880
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