Regimiento de Navegacion Compuesto por el Masestro Pedro de Medina (1563)

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Author: Medina, Pedro de (1493-1567)

Year: 1964

Publisher: El Instituto de Espana

Place: Madrid

Description:

2 Volumes. unpaginated facsimile pages with maps, drawings, illustrations and figures (some in color); 156 pages with tables, drawings, map and illustrations. Royal octavo (9 1/4" 6 1/4") bound in full leather with black and red labels to spine with gilt lettering to spine. Facsimile reprint of the 1563 edition. Number 20 of 1000 copies.

Pedro de Medina was a Spanish cartographer and author of navigational texts. His well-known Arte de navegar (The Art of Navigation, 1545) was the first work published in Spain dealing exclusively with navigational techniques (Martin Fernández de Enciso's Suma de Geographia, 1519, which gave ample geographical information already contained solar declination tables with explanations and the corrections for finding the latitude by measuring the height of Polaris).

Condition:

Light rubbing to labels, coroners bumped else a very good copy.


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