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Arcano del mare : Impressione seconda, corr. & accresciuta ... con l'indice de'capitoli, e delle figure, & istruzione a'librai per legarle.

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Title:
Arcano del mare : Impressione seconda, corr. & accresciuta ... con l'indice de'capitoli, e delle figure, & istruzione a'librai per legarle.
Author:
Dudley, Robert Sir, 1574-1649, Cocchini, Giuseppe., Bagnoni, Iacopo., and Lucini, Antonio Francesco, 1605-
Topic:
atlas, Early maps., Volvelles, Movable books, Longitude, Navigation, Shipbuilding, Naval art and science, and Ocean
Language:
Italian
Physical Description:
1 atlas (2 v.) : 146 maps (some double) ; 54 cm. (fol.)
Publication Info:
it and In Fiorenze
Imprint:
1661
Genre:
atlas, Early maps., Volvelles, and Movable books
Notes:
  • 2nd edition of Dudley's sea atlas. Vol 1 Bk 1 deals with longitude, Vol 1 Bk 2 with chart errors and has 15 charts, Vol 1 Bk 3 with naval issues, Vol 1 Bk 4 with naval architec & ship design, Vol 1 Bk 5 with navagation. Vol 2 includes 131 maps.
  • Title page of v.1 bk. 1 includes an engraving of an instrument for measuring the ebb & flow of tides; v. 2 includes an illustration of a creature and "Orsa Minore".
  • Includes charts, diagrams, and volvelles.
  • First nautical chart by an Englishman, and first atlas with charts on Mercator projection.