Struve Geodetic Arc

Newsletter # 34 (735) September 7, 2017
On September 14, 2017 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus will issue the souvenir sheet Struve Geodetic Arc.
Design:Yauheniya Biadonik.Printing: offset.Colour: full colour with additional paint like bronze.Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed.Perforation: frame 12.Size of the stampin the souvenir sheet: 40x56 mm.Size of the souvenir sheet: 73x86 mm. While printing the souvenir sheet they used the technology of thermal stamping by metalized foil of golden colour.Print quantity:12.000 souvenir sheets.
The souvenir sheet was printed at the Republican Unitary Enterprise Bobruisk Integrated Printing House named after A. T.  Nepogodin.
The Struve Geodetic Arc is a unique monument of science and technology of the 19th century, which was created in order to determine the size and shape of the Earth. It brings together 10 countries of the world.
The Arc is made up of 265 geodetic points, which were laid in the period from 1816 to 1855 and named after its founder — the famous Russian astronomer and surveyor of the time Vasily Struve.
The military surveyor general Karl Tener was directly involved in the fieldwork. Under his leadership the geodesic work was performed by Iosif Hodzko. He was a scientist, a surveyor and a topographer, who conducted geodetic triangulation in western Latvia, Lithuania, Grodno and Minsk provinces.
From 31 points, laid in the territory of Belarus in the 19th century, modern Belarusian surveyors found and recovered 19.

In 2005 34 points of the Struve Geodetic Arc were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Five of them are located in the territory of the preset-day Belarus.
The project was prepared in cooperation with the State Committee on Property of the Republic of Belarus.
Souvenir sheet No. 126
No. 1213
Struve Geodetic Arc
3 rub.
Element of protection

Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by Ya.Biadonik.
A special cancellationon FDC will be carried out on the souvenir sheet issuing day at the post office No.3 of Oshmiany, Grodno region.
The images do not reproduce the exact specifications of the project.

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