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New American Practical Navigator

being an Epitome of Navigation; containing all the table necessary to be used with the Nautical Almanac, in determining the latitude; and the longitude by lunar observations; and keeping a complete reckoning at sea.

illustrated by proper rules and examples. the whole exemplified in a Journal kept from Boston to Madeira, in which all the rules of navigation are introduced.

also, the demonstration of the most useful rules of trigonometry: with many problems in mensuration, surveying and gauging: and a Dictionary of Sea Terms; with the manner of performing the most common Evolutions at Sea.

with an appendix, containing methods of calculating eclipses of the sun and moon.

 

by Nathaniel Bowditch

 

New York, printed for the proprietor by Edmund M. Blunt, 1811

 

third edition

 

 

In stock

  • Description

Description

8vo. ppxii 276, binding instructions and errata leaf, tables section, 619-653, 7 advert pages. 12 plates including folding frontispiece chart.

in a full plain leather binding, but with the boards worn and detached. lacking spine title-label. browning throughout, heavy on the plates. frontispiece creased and ragged at the edge. ownership of John Hoopman to the title-page