Tue, 12th May 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Sandwich)

  Lot 43

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

Sold for £1,700

Condition report

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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.