1856 Norie Practical Navigation Sea Voyages MAPS Illustrated Compass Charts

NORIE, J.W.

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John William Norie was an early 19th-century nautical navigator known for his educational courses on navigation and sea voyaging. He recognized a severe lack in quality of educational materials on teaching navigation so he wrote and published his own work – ‘Practical Navigation’. The DNB notes that

“Norie’s charst and books, particularly the ‘Tables’ and ‘Epitome’, made his name well known among seamen for nearly two centuries, a success due to his teaching ability, prolific output, and commercial shrewdness.”

 

A very rare stereotype edition was published in 1856 and features full-page maps, charts, illustrations of navigational instruments, and compass.

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1856 Norie Practical Navigation Sea Voyages MAPS Illustrated Compass Charts

 

John William Norie was an early 19th-century nautical navigator known for his educational courses on navigation and sea voyaging. He recognized a severe lack in quality of educational materials on teaching navigation so he wrote and published his own work – ‘Practical Navigation’. The DNB notes that

“Norie’s charst and books, particularly the ‘Tables’ and ‘Epitome’, made his name well known among seamen for nearly two centuries, a success due to his teaching ability, prolific output, and commercial shrewdness.”

 

A very rare stereotype edition was published in 1856 and features full-page maps, charts, illustrations of navigational instruments, and compass.

 

Item number: #5087

Price: $499

 

NORIE, J.W.

 

A complete epitome of practical navigation : containing all necessary instruction for keeping a ship’s reckoning at sea ; with the most approved methods of ascertaining the latitude, by meredian, single, or double altitudes, and the longitude, by chronometers, or lunar observations ; including A Journal of a Voyage from London to Madeira, and every other requisite to form the complete navigator … to which is added a correct and extensive set of tables

 

London : Printed for the author, and sold by Ch. Wilson, 1856.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [xii], 336; [xliv], 360
    • 9 full-page engravings as well as several in-text illustrations
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9in X 5.5in (22.5cm x 14cm)

 

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5087

Category

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

NORIE, J.W.

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete