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    From: Wolfgang Köberer
    Date: 2018 May 24, 06:30 -0700

    For those that are interested in the history of nautical instruments:

    Nicolàs de Hilster just published his PhD thesis on early wooden navigational instruments – „Navigation On Wood: Wooden Navigational Instruments 1590 – 1731“, Castricum 2018. This will be the definite work on  angle measuring instruments prior to the octant and the sextant for a long time. His study originated from a contact with the late Peter Ifland as is told in his introduction. The book has more than 800 pages, is cloth bound and costs a moderate 25 € plus shipping – a bargain in my opinion. You can obtain more information - including how to order it - on Nicolàs‘ homepage:

    http://www.dehilster.info/navigational_instruments/phd_thesis-Navigation_on_Wood.php

    Another book recently published is Richard Dunn’s „Navigational Instruments“, Oxford 2016. This is an overview (80 pages) richly illustrated with (mostly) objects from the NMM Greenwich, so there is a visible UK bias.

    Regards

    Wolfgang

       
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