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Sturmy, Samuel, 1633-1669

The mariner's magazine, or, Sturmy's mathematical and practical arts : containing, the description and use of the scale of scales, it being a mathematical ruler that resolves most mathematical conclusions : and likewise the making and use of the crostaff, quadrant, and the quadrat, nocturnals and other most useful instruments for all artists and navigators : the art of navigation ... with new tables of the longitude and latitude of the most eminent places round the world ... : together with a discourse of the practick part of navigation, in working a ship in all weathers and conditions at sea : a new way of surveying of land, by the mariners azimuth or amplitude compass ... : the art of gauging all sorts of vessels, and the measuring of timber, glass, board, stone, walls, cielings, and tylings : the art of gunnery ... astronomy, geometrical, instrumental, and by calculation : the art of dialling by a gnomonical scale ... : whereunto is annexed an abridgment of the penalties and forfeitures, by acts of parliaments appointed relating to the customs and navigation : also a compen / by Capt. Samuel Sturmy.

London : Printed by E. Cotes for G. Hurlock, W. Fisher, E. Thomas, and D. Page, and are to be sold at their shops over against St. Magnus Church, near London-bridge, at the Postern-gate neer Tower-hill, at the Adam and Eve in Little Britain, and at the Anchor and Mariner in East-Smithfield, 1669.
Physical Description:
[34], 219 [i.e. 223], [7], 132, [6], 52, [52], 11, [3], 13 p., [12] leaves of plates (some folded) : port, ill. ; 30 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
VK551 S78 1669+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Added engraved t.p.
Some parts have special t.p.
Signatures: A⁴ a-c⁴ B-2C⁴ 2D⁴ (2D1+[chi]1,2) 2E-2F⁴(-F4[blank?]) 3a⁴ (3a²+'3a2') 3B⁴-3C⁴(3C2 missigned 3D2) 3D-3R⁴ 4A-4B⁴(4B1 missigned 2B) 4C-4G⁴ (a)-(m)² (n)-(q)⁴
"Compendium of fortification ... by Philip Staynred":13 p. at end.
Head- and tail-pieces; initials.
Text illustrated with engraved and woodcut mathematical diagrams, tables, and instruments. Engraved scales are by Walter Hayes. Three of plates have volvelles (i.e. movable dials) that depict methods for measuring tides & compass variation (betw. p. 6-7); plotting a position at night (betw. p. 72-73); & computing the movements of the stars (betw. p. 76-77). T.p. engraved by Thomas Cross; portrait of Sturmy by A. Hertocks.
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700, S-6096
Subject Terms:
Cotes, E. -- Printer
Fireworks -- Early works to 1800.
Fisher, W. -- Publisher
Fortification -- Early works to 1800.
Gunnery -- Early works to 1800.
Hurlock, G. -- Publisher
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Navigation -- Early works to 1800.
Page, D. -- Publisher
Spherical astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Surveying -- Early works to 1800.
Toy and movable books -- Specimens.
Engravings -- 1669.
Woodcuts -- 1669.
Staynred, Philip. Compendium of fortification.
Hayes, Walter, fl. 1651-1692, engraver.
Cross, Thomas, active 1632-1682, engraver.
Hertocks, A., fl. 1626-1672, engraver.
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