~A COPY OF NORIE’S PRACTICAL NAVIGATION-EAST INDIA COMPANY-1848~

~A COPY OF NORIE’S PRACTICAL NAVIGATION-EAST INDIA COMPANY-1848~

$200 (OBO) + postage

NORIE'S COMPLETE NAVIGATION TEXT-14th EDITION-OCTAVO SIZE-1848

Dimensions

9 x 6 x 2 1/4

Circa

1848

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Chronometers & Deck Watches, Maritime Books, Early Technology, Navigational instruments, Other Maritime Antiques, Calculating, Surveying Instruments & Mining, Chronometers & Deck Watches, Communication, Office Antiques

Description

A complete copy of an important navigation text by J.W. Norie for the East India Company dated 1848 (14th Edition). Octavo size (6 x 9″), 360 pages with half devoted to mathematical tables and the other half to various methods of navigation for both latitude and longitude using old and new methods (including plates of instruments, astronomy and World map). Well used, judging by the cover and worn spine  but tight with no foxing, loose or missing pages or water damage. This is the text to own if your interest is in navigation and all relevant methods of such. At the time of publication, Norie was the foremost authority on the subject (made easy ?). Could be re-covered/re-bound for a modest price.

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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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