1765 Mariner’s Compass Royal NAVY Navigation Illustrated Tables Voyages Wakely

WAKELY, Andrew

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Andrew Wakely’s ‘Mariner’s Compass’ is an important navigational book intended to be an aid to voyagers and assist in navigation. Its popularity rose to prominence when it was used by the Royal Navy, particularly for its accurate longitude and latitudinal tables. Other tables and illustrations included directional aids, time calculations, and how to accurate read compasses. Wakely developed this book shortly after the British suffered significant sea losses to the Dutch in the Anglo-Dutch Wars.

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1765 Mariner’s Compass Royal NAVY Navigation Illustrated Tables Voyages Wakely

 

Andrew Wakely’s ‘Mariner’s Compass’ is an important navigational book intended to be an aid to voyagers and assist in navigation. Its popularity rose to prominence when it was used by the Royal Navy, particularly for its accurate longitude and latitudinal tables. Other tables and illustrations included directional aids, time calculations, and how to accurate read compasses. Wakely developed this book shortly after the British suffered significant sea losses to the Dutch in the Anglo-Dutch Wars.

 

Item number: #4918

Price: $950

 

WAKELY, Andrew

 

The mariner’s compass rectified : containing tables shewing the true hour of the day … with the description and use of those instruments most in use in the art of navigation. Also a table of latitudes and longitudes of places

 

London : Printed for J. Mount and T. Page, 1765.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [2 blanks], 272, [1 blank]
    • Numerous tables, charts, & in-text illustrations
  • References: Adams & Waters 3681
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.75in X 4.5in (17cm x 11.5cm)

 

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4918

Categories

Military & War

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

WAKELY, Andrew

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete