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Navigation Improved: In Two Books. Book I. Fluid Quadrant For the Latitude: Book II. Longitude by a New Invention of an Everlasting Horometer

Catalogue no: 1483
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Jacob Rowe
Total pages: 56 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): English Publication date: 1725
Editor: Publisher: The Author?
Dimensions: 200mm x 125mm Condition: Good, a little dirty
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Notes:

Original covers lost, now bound in paper, probably later in the 18th century.  First page bears the stamp of University Library, Cambridge.

A pamphlet published no doubt to be presented to the Board of Longitude in an attempt to win the £20,000 prize.

The first part of the pamphlet concerns a type of quadrant invented by Rowe. 

The second part, pp. 13-47 is an "Essay on the Discovery of the Longitude, By a New Invention of an Everlasting Horometer: Founded on the most Unerring Principles of Nature."

Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 5
Search terms: Chronometers, Longitude
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