1706 NAVIGATION of Jean Bouguer Voyages Star Charts Illustrated MAPS Compass

BOUGUER, Jean.

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A rare second edition of Jean Bouguer’s “Complete Treaty of Navigation”. According to Pierre Bouguer, Jean’s son, on this book,

“I believe that I will not be denied by anyone when I saw that this treaty is regarded, for a long time, as the most unique book on these matters.”

 

Jean Bouguer was sailor and voyager on the King’s ships, sadly, he lost a leg in 1698 and became inactive from the Navy. He then began teaching and writing. His navigation expertise was recorded in this book which illustrates general rules of navigation. It also deals with marine charts, understanding tangents & secants, use of logarithms, demonstrations and interpretation of scales and equivalencies, avoiding false routes, and using the Sun and stars to accurately navigate. This 1706 edition includes 11 plates depicting these navigational tools and techniques.

 

The first edition of this book, 1698, was so popular and quickly exhausted that it needed a reprint. Unfortunately, one was not made available until 1706.

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1706 NAVIGATION of Jean Bouguer Voyages Star Charts Illustrated MAPS Compass

 

A rare second edition of Jean Bouguer’s “Complete Treaty of Navigation”. According to Pierre Bouguer, Jean’s son, on this book,

“I believe that I will not be denied by anyone when I saw that this treaty is regarded, for a long time, as the most unique book on these matters.”

 

Jean Bouguer was sailor and voyager on the King’s ships, sadly, he lost a leg in 1698 and became inactive from the Navy. He then began teaching and writing. His navigation expertise was recorded in this book which illustrates general rules of navigation. It also deals with marine charts, understanding tangents & secants, use of logarithms, demonstrations and interpretation of scales and equivalencies, avoiding false routes, and using the Sun and stars to accurately navigate. This 1706 edition includes 11 plates depicting these navigational tools and techniques.

 

The first edition of this book, 1698, was so popular and quickly exhausted that it needed a reprint. Unfortunately, one was not made available until 1706.

 

Item number: #1297

Price: $1,500

 

BOUGUER, Jean.

 

Traité complet de la navigation : contenant les propositions & pratiques de geometrie, un traité de la sphere & d’astronomie, les tables ephemerides du mouvement du soleil, celles de sa declinaison, de son ascension droite, de son lever & coucher, de son amplitude, & plusieurs autres necessaires en navigation …

 

A Paris et se vend à Nantes : Chez P. de Heuqueville … et chez l’Auteur, au Croisic, 1706. Second edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [8], 252, [2]
    • 11 leaves of plates (9 folding plates)
      • Navigational tools – sextant, compass, armillary sphere, sundials, etc.
      • Star charts, constellations
      • Maps – longitudinal, etc.
      • Scales, charts
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Provenance: Handwritten – Dalton Depuis à Carly
    • Language: French
    • Size: ~9.75in X 7.5in (24.5cm x 19.5cm)
    • Very rare with no other example for sale worldwide

 

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1297

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

BOUGUER, Jean.

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete