A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Don Seltzer
Date: 2018 Apr 1, 18:46 -0400
Frank, I looked at you auction today and I saw you have another book for sale. The nautical almanac for 1827at https://www.ebay.com/
itm/British-Nautical-Almanac- 1827-28-Brazilian-War-of- Independence-autographed/ 142742025999?hash=
I like reading your auction descriptions because I almots always learn something new about navigation and history or science. In this one, you described something in the 1820s. Apparently this Nautical Almanac was owned by a Commander Sackville-Colby and you say that he was a British officer who was captain of a Brazilian frigate during the Brazilian war of independence in the 1820s. That was new to me! How did this come about? Why were Royal Naval officers serving on warships in the Brazlian navy? Was it legal or were these guys renegades or outlaws? Please tell us more. Or maybe Don Seltzer? Or anyone else in NavList? ......Bill A. in Texas.