By W.F.J. Mörzer Bruyns,Richard Dunn
The first part supplies a common evaluation of the historical past of celestial navigation with an emphasis at the tools that have been constructed 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 contains 347 entries of tools for celestial navigation, the octants, sextants and similar tools preserved within the nationwide Maritime Museum. each one access contains where of the object's starting place, its maker, the object's date, inscriptions (by the maker and/or in relation to an owner), the graduated scale, the instrument's dimensions and a basic description that comes with info equivalent to 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