Sextants at Greenwich : A Catalogue of the Mariner's Quadrants, Mariner's Astrolabes Cross-Staffs, Backstaffs, Octants, Sextants, Quintants, Reflecting Circles and Artificial Horizons in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
- Other records:
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
1 online resource (353 pages)
- National Maritime Museum (Great Britain) -- Catalogs.
Nautical instruments -- History -- Catalogs.
- Electronic books.
- This book describes the history and development of navigating instruments. Before satellites these were used to measure the altitude of the sun and stars above the horizon, to determine the ship's position at sea. The book also contains a catalogue of 347 mariner's astrolabes, cross-staffs, backstaffs, and octants, sextants and artificial horizons.
PART ONE: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
1 An introduction to the history of celestial navigation
2 The history and development of instruments for measuring altitude at sea before the octant
3 The invention of the octant, and its development and diffusion
4 The sextant and further improvements in the eighteenth century
5 Innovations and production in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
6 Collecting and interpreting navigation at Greenwich
PART TWO: THE CATALOGUE
Appendix 1 The Adams and other significant collections: a checklist
Appendix 2 Concordance of inventory numbers
- Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
- Local notes:
- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
- Dunn, Richard.
- Other format:
- Print version: Mörzer Bruyns, W. F. J. Sextants at Greenwich
|Location||Notes||Your Loan Policy|
|Description||Status||Barcode||Your Loan Policy|