Developed a civilization unsurpassed at the time in Europe.
His first important astronomical work was a careful investigation of the libration of the moon (Kosmographische Nachrichten, Nuremberg, 1750), and his chart of the full moon (published in 1775) was unsurpassed for half a century.
Extensive works upon these, affording a sea front unsurpassed by that of any English watering-place, were completed in 1905.
In agility they are unsurpassed; in fact they are stated to be so swift in their movements as to be able to capture birds on the wing with their paws.
Hence it became the centre of a network of railway lines unsurpassed in Spain.