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Mariner's Compass Rectified:

£250.00

  • Mariner's Compass Rectified:

Mariner’s Compass Rectified:

Wakely, Andrew
London, printed for Thomas Page and William Mount, 1729

In stock

  • Description

Description

containing table, shewing the true hour of the day,  the sun being upon any point of the compass;  with the true time of the rising and setting of the sun and stars, and the points of the compass that the sun and stars rise and set with;  and tables of amplitude.  with the description and use of those instruments most in use in the Art of Navigation.  also a Table of the Latitude and Longitude of Places.   carefully corrected, and very much enlarged with many useful additions by Ja. Atkinson, Teacher of the Mathematicks

by Andrew Wakely.

London, printed for Thomas Page and William Mount, 1729

pp272. lacks the half-title and the volvelle from the illustration of the Rectifier (if ever present), otherwise a complete, but composite copy with four leaves inserted from another copy – the text is continuous, but the page numbers do not quite match.

good clean copy in a neat modern, but rather tight, full calf binding. title-page has worked loose