Tue, 12th May 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Sandwich)

 
Lot 43
 

43

Anon: Master book of an instructor in a school...

Anon: Master book of an instructor in a school of seamanship, charting and navigation
including the Gregorian calendar, arithmetical navigation, astronomy, a way to find the apparent time by observation of a star, a journal of a voyage to Barbados, 348ff. (with 6 possible excisions). Folio (385 x 235mm.) ? London, c.1776.
ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with pen and ink diagrams of which 36 are hand coloured. Contemporary calf with decorated corner pieces. 6 decorated brass holders.

A splendid example of this manual of seamanship.

Sold for £2,108
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
Anon: Master book of an instructor in a school of seamanship, charting and navigation
including the Gregorian calendar, arithmetical navigation, astronomy, a way to find the apparent time by observation of a star, a journal of a voyage to Barbados, 348ff. (with 6 possible excisions). Folio (385 x 235mm.) ? London, c.1776.
ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with pen and ink diagrams of which 36 are hand coloured. Contemporary calf with decorated corner pieces. 6 decorated brass holders.

A splendid example of this manual of seamanship.