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Lot #472
DepartmentBooks
Sold For$1,500.00(hammer price)
 $1,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedSeptember 19, 2019

Description

RARE NAVIGATIONAL TEXT THE NAVIGATOR
The Navigator Shewing and explaining all ye Chiefe principles and parts both Theorick & Practick, that are contayned in the famous Art of Navigation. With A new and Admirable way of Sayling by the Arch of one of the greatest Circles. Contayning excellent Tables most exactly Calculated, Shewing the true Proportion of all Paralels in respect of the Meridian. With the proper Phraises used in Working of a Ship according to all Weathers by Captain Charles Saltonstall (London: Geo. Herlock, 1636). Believed to be a first edition. Contains one volvelle (wheel chart), still in working order, as well as other charts and graphs. Decorative title page. 12 mo. Old calf (rebacked).
Charles Saltonstall was a captain in the West Indies trade and a mathematics teacher.

Condition

Age-typical wear, with some light toning, soiling and creasing, but generally very well preserved. Collation not verified; frontispiece, half title page and a volvelle believed to be missing, but text appears complete. Volvelle with small tear on one arrow.

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