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Seamans Secrets By John Davis

Originally Published in late 1500's
4 1/2"x 7 1/2", 106 pages.

$4.95   ...item# 1729

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This is the English version by John Davis of what was likely a Spanish original. Concentrates on the sailings as understood at the time, which is not much different from now, along with general good advice and procedures for sailors. Much information on telling time by celestial means, motion of the moon, and subsequent tides and how to predict them Some valuable generalities of which we have long since lost from our modern teachings. Also covers finding latitude by meridian passage of sun or stars using a cross staff as well as latitude by Polaris.

This publication has been adapted from a transliteration of the 1657 edition.

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