to the latitude of 45 degrees 3 quarters,

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enkidu68

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Hi folks, this is cited from Colonel Jack, by Daniel Defoe (1722)
Question: what does 3 quarters mean here, quarter of what, a degree?
if a degree is 60 minutes it may equal to 15 min.



The captain was not so bold as to meeting the English men-of-warbefore, but he was as wary now; for, having a prize of such value inhis hands, he was resolved not to lose her again, if he could help it.So he stood away to the southward, and that so far that I once thoughthe was resolved to go into the Straits, and home by Marseilles. But having sailed to the latitude of 45 degrees 3 quarters,
 
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