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    Re: Sextant calibration.
    From: Wolfgang K�berer
    Date: 2007 Apr 22, 18:20 +0200

    Both Volumes of Mendoza's "Tratado de navegaci�n" (1797) are included in
    "Obras Cl�sicas de N�utica y Navegaci�n" - a CD-ROM containing the most
    important works on navigation (starting with the "Almanach Perpetuum" by
    Zacut - 1502) in the Spanish tongue. It is published by the "Fundaci�n
    HISTORICA TAVERA (ISBN 84-89763-14-3) and rather expensive, but considering
    that the original 33 works are scarce (so one will not find them on e-bay),
    the cost of the single work (price of the CD-ROM divided by 33) is still a
    bargain.
    
    In Vol. 87 (1797) of the PTRS Mendoza y Rios published "Recherches sur les
    principaux Probl�mes de l' Astronomie Nautique" which might be a bit easier
    to tackle. It is available through JSTOR and Gallica, if my memory serves me
    well.
    
    As far as I can see Frank is right that his only publication in English is
    "A complete collection of tables for navigation and nautical astronomy with
    simple, concise, and accurate methods, for all the calculations useful at
    sea;..." (London 1805, not 1801 if the record of the British Library is
    right; Second edition, improved, London 1809). There is a copy of the first
    and second edition in the British Library and a copy of the second edition
    in the Bodleian (shelf mark: Rigaud d.108, if you find the time to look it
    up, George).
    
    
    
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