A History of the Navigator's Sextant

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Brown, Son & Ferguson, 1983 - Sextant - 226 pages
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This pre-history of the sextant, as we might call it, will emphasize the problems that were to be overcome in leading up to the invention, or rather evolution, of an instrument that has for long been the very symbol of the navigator's art.

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Contents

Introduction
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The Genesis of the Mariners Anglemeasuring
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The Seamans Quadrant
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