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148
Dechales, Claude François Millet (1621-1678)
L’ART DE NAVIGER DEMONTRÉ PAR PRINCIPES, & CONFIRMÉ PAR PLUSIEURS OBSERVATIONS TIRÉES DE L'EXPERIENCE. PARIS: ESTIENNE MICHALLET, 1677
Estimate
1,8002,400
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148
Dechales, Claude François Millet (1621-1678)
L’ART DE NAVIGER DEMONTRÉ PAR PRINCIPES, & CONFIRMÉ PAR PLUSIEURS OBSERVATIONS TIRÉES DE L'EXPERIENCE. PARIS: ESTIENNE MICHALLET, 1677
Estimate
1,8002,400
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Details & Cataloguing

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Dechales, Claude François Millet (1621-1678)
L’ART DE NAVIGER DEMONTRÉ PAR PRINCIPES, & CONFIRMÉ PAR PLUSIEURS OBSERVATIONS TIRÉES DE L'EXPERIENCE. PARIS: ESTIENNE MICHALLET, 1677
FIRST EDITION, 4to (244 x 188mm.), one folding engraved plate, woodcut illustrations and diagrams, contemporary vellum, modern folding cloth box
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Provenance

Scheepvaart Museum, Amsterdam, book label (cancelled); bought from Jeffrey D. Mancevice, Worcester, MA, 1986

Literature

Tomash & Williams D23; Crone Library 289; Houzeau & Lancaster 10717

Catalogue Note

A good copy of this work by a Jesuit priest and envoy to Turkey, thereafter professeur d’hydrographie at Marseilles and rector of the Collège de Chambéry, in which he describes "a small counting device with a digital ratchet as input and analog display indicators (much like on a modern gas meter)" (Tomash & Williams). The work had been printed in Latin in the author’s Cursus, seu Mundus mathematicus (Lyon 1674).

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