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Item Details

Lot #395
DepartmentBooks
Sold For$650.00(hammer price)
 $780.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 25, 2019

Description

1855 VOLUME OF CHARTS, INCLUDING AN EARLY WHALE CHART
Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind And Current Charts, Approved By Commodore Charles Morris, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography; And Published By Authority of Hon. J.C. Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy by M.F. Maury, LL.D., Lieut. U.S.N. (Philadelphia: E.C. and J. Biddle, 1855). 7th ed., revised and enlarged. Includes appendix, plates, charts, and extensive explanations of the chart plates. Charts include track, trade wind, pilot, thermal, storm and rain, and whale. This was the first work tracking whale migration, based on whaleship logbooks. Described on p. 252, The object of this Chart is to show at a glance where this fish has been most hunted; when, in what years, and in what months it has been most frequently found ...". Large Q. Sailclocth covers."

Condition

In-use wear. Still legible. Collation not verified.

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