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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. to which are added, some general instructions and information to Merchants, Masters of Vessels and others…..


by Nathanial Bowditch


Newburyport Mass. printed by Edmund M. Blunt July, 1807



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8vo. ppxiv, 15-312, 313-612 [tables], 613-679 (advert page to reverse).

in a full plain leather binding, ruled in gilt to the spine, lacking most of spine title-label.

light browning throughout, with heavier browning and foxing to plates. front free end-paper loose, and with two small holes.

the workman-like binding is well rubbed, but sound, with a little loss at spine head, and light cracking to upper joint.

complete with the folding chart of the Atlantic Ocean, heavily browned and a little ragged at the edge, and nine other plates.

Also bound in at the front is an extra plate depicting and describing the Signals for Vessels entering the port of Newburyport, published by Edmund Blunt in June 1807