The new American practical navigator :
being an epitome of navigation; containing all the tables necessary to be used with the nautical almanac in determining the latitude, and the longitude by lunar observations, and keeping a complete reckoning at sea; illustrated by proper rules and examples: The whole exemplified in a journal kept from Boston to Madeira, ... /
by Nathaniel Bowditch... and since his decease, continued by his son, J. Ingersoll Bowditch. [Title continues in note]
|Main Author:||Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838.|
|Related Names:||Hooker, William. , Bowditch, Jonathan Ingersoll 1806-1889.|
New-York : Published by E. & G. W. Blunt, Proprietors ..., 1848.
18th stereotype ed.
"Stereotyped at the Boston Type and Stereotype Foundry."
limb over the meridian; also a new method for finding the latitude by two altitudes.
Title continued: ... in which all the rules of navigation are introduced. Also the demonstration of the usual rules of trigonometry: problems in mensuration, surveying, and gauging; dictionary of sea terms; and the manner of performing the most useful evolutions at sea. With an appendix, containing methods of calculating eclipses of the sun and moon, and occultations of the fixed stars; rules for finding the longitude of a place by observations of eclipses, occulations, and transits of the moon's
Two pages at end contain publisher's advertisement.
The plates are engraved by William Hooker.
xv, , 317, 458, 2 p., 14 leaves of plates (2 folded) :
ill., chart, map ;
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