1785 Diston Seaman’s Guide Voyages Navigation Navy Sailing Coastal Harbors Tides

DISTON, John

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John Diston’s “Seaman’s Guide” is a rare, 18th-century voyagers handbook filled with dozens of full-page charts. This small book contains tables with distances and compass directions from port to port and city to city all over England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Holland, Jutland, Norway, and countless other locations in Northern Europe

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1785 Diston Seaman’s Guide Voyages Navigation Navy Sailing Coastal Harbors Tides

 

John Diston’s “Seaman’s Guide” is a rare, 18th-century voyagers handbook filled with dozens of full-page charts. This small book contains tables with distances and compass directions from port to port and city to city all over England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Holland, Jutland, Norway, and countless other locations in Northern Europe.

 

Item number: #21936

Price: $750

 

DISTON, John

 

The seaman’s guide : chiefly the experience of the author: The other Parts taken from the latest and best Surveys of the English, French, Dutch, and Danes

 

Liverpool: Printed for the author John Diston, [ca. 1785].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [2], 51, [1], 20
  • Provenance:
    • Handwritten – Gilbert Jones Cottrill, 1797
    • Letter – Percy Walkington, 1937
      • Warden’s Clerk at the Corporation of the Hull Trinity House, which is a seafaring organization consisting of a charity for seafarers, a school, and a guild of mariners. The guild originated as a religious guild providing support and almshouses for the needy, and established a school for mariners in 1787.
    • Letter – Robert A. Foster, Esq., 1937
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~6in X 7.25in (15.5cm x 18.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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21936

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

DISTON, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete