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Hipwell, John.

The elements of navigation : manuscript / by John Hipwell, educated at Chrits [i.e. Christ's] Hospital, London, in the year 1759.

London, 1759.
Physical Description:
510 pages : illustrations, diagrams, maps ; 30 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process V522.L6 H5 1759+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"The first establishment to employ a drawing-master was the Royal Mathematical School at Christ's Hospital. There orphans of the city guilds who had shown promise in the basis of reading, writing, Latin and arithmetic, were taught the extra subjects necessary for navigation so that they might be bound out to sea: geometry, trigonometry, astronomy, and reading and making maps and charts. Drawing was also a useful skill for recording coastal views and new lands. Bernard and Edward Lens and Alexander Cozens held this post in succession at Christ's Hospital and under their guidance the boys produced these magnificent records of their lessons."--Kim Sloan, in The line of beauty (2001).
Bound in contemporary calf; rebacked.
With the armorial bookplate of Hans Sloane Stanley.
Selected exhibitions: “The Line of Beauty: British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century" (Yale Center for British Art, May 17 - September 2, 2001).
The line of beauty : British drawings and watercolors of the eighteenth century, pages 188, 194
Subject Terms:
Arithmetic -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Arithmetic -- Study and teaching.
Artillery -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Artillery -- Study and teaching.
Astronomy -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Christ's Hospital (London, England)
Fortification -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Fortification -- Study and teaching.
Geography -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Geography -- Study and teaching.
Geometrical drawing -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Geometrical drawing -- Study and teaching.
Geometry -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Geometry -- Study and teaching.
Hipwell, John.
Nautical training-schools.
Naval art and science -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Naval education -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Naval education.
Navigation -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Navigation -- Study and teaching.
School notebooks -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Sloane, Hans, 1739-1827 -- Bookplate.
Exercise books.
Ink drawings.
Nautical charts.

The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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