The practical surveyor, or, The art of Land-measuring made easy : shewing by plain and familiar rules, how to survey any piece of land whatsoever, by the plain-table, theodolite, or circumferentor, or, by the chain only : and how to protract, cast up, reduce, and divide the same : likewise, an easy method of protracting observations made with the meridian : and how to cast up the content of any plot of land, by reducing any multangular figure to one triangle : to which is added, an appendix, shewing how to draw buildings, &c. in perspective : of levelling : and also how to measure standing timber / by Samuel Wyld.
- Additional Title(s):
Art of land-measuring made easy
- The second edition, corrected and enlarged by a careful hand.
- London : Printed for H. Lintot, at the Cross-Keys, against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-Street, [approximately 1737]
- Physical Description:
- viii, 188,  pages,  folded leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsTA544 .W95 1737Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- With two final leaves of tables.
The ornaments are those used by Henry Woodfall.
The work is listed in The monthly catalogue for July 1737 and in The gentleman's magazine.
"[Price Three Shillings.]"--Foot of title page.
Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, 6748
English short title catalogue, T109954
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary panelled calf.
- Subject Terms:
- Surveying -- Early works to 1800.
- Engravings -- 1737.
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Wyld, Samuel, The practical surveyor, or, The art of Land-measuring made easy , [approximately 1737]
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