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name:Haan, Gerrit de
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lived in1736-1769
job:Chief-Mapmaker - Baas Kaartenmaker VoC

The transit of Venus of was indeed observed from Batavia on 6 June 1761, and not

by a professional astronomer. It was in fact observed by Gerrit de Haan, the head of the

department of mapmakers in Batavia, who was assisted by Pieter Jan Soele, a skipper

employed by the VOC.

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