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New PDF release: Sextants at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Mariner's

By W.F.J. Mörzer Bruyns,Richard Dunn

ISBN-10: 0199532540

ISBN-13: 9780199532544

Sextants at Greenwich involves major sections: The introductory chapters and of navigating tools of the nationwide Maritime Museum.
The first part supplies a normal review of the background of celestial navigation with an emphasis at the tools that have been built and used for that function, among approximately 1450 and the Seventies. The tools within the catalogue shape the most thread in those chapters.
The catalogue comprises 347 entries of tools for celestial navigation, the octants, sextants and similar tools preserved within the nationwide Maritime Museum. every one access contains where of the object's starting place, its maker, the object's date, inscriptions (by the maker and/or on the subject of an owner), the graduated scale, the instrument's dimensions and a normal description that comes with information reminiscent of used fabrics and indifferent elements. eventually the object's provenance (previous owners
and/or clients) and references to literature on its heritage and dealing with are given.

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Sextants at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Mariner's Quadrants, Mariner's Astrolabes Cross-staffs, Backstaffs, Octants, Sextants, Quintants, Reflecting ... in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. by W.F.J. Mörzer Bruyns,Richard Dunn


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