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    A superb site for downloading the old works on navigation - only to the end of April
    From: Jan Kalivoda
    Date: 2006 Apr 19, 12:12 +0200

    Hello, all,
    
    Thanks to Rob van Gent from the Hastro mail list, I found the link:
    
    http://trials.galegroup.com/nlw2006/history.html
    
    or maybe closer to the source:
    
    http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/ECCO;jsessionid=A5B58FB55FB637733D4FAF07BA081687?locID=nlw2006
    
    You can download whole trucks of the old English navigational literature
    from the 18th century there - in batches of 50 PDF-pages. I have gained all
    Maskelyne's texts in this way, Robertson's, Moore's, Collier's, Kelly's
    navigation manuals, Shepherd's lunar inspection tables from 1772 (1117
    pages, I saw this title physically for the first time in my life), Nautical
    Almanacs for 1769,1772,1774,1787 and more.
    
    I make the appeal to George Huxtable - what report on Cook's voyages is the
    most interesting for us archeonavigators? There are some eight titles on
    Cook's voyages on the site.
    
    Can somebody propose some other titles that can be interesting for this mail
    list? Let us draw water from the well, until id dries - I heard that this
    possibility of downloading shall end on the 30th April, although there is no
    such remark on the pages themselves.
    
    
    Jan Kalivoda
    
    
    

       
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