MEMOIR OF NATHANIEL BOWDITCH. By His Son. Nathaniel Ingersoll BOWDITCH.
MEMOIR OF NATHANIEL BOWDITCH. By His Son.

MEMOIR OF NATHANIEL BOWDITCH. By His Son.

Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1840. Second edition. Quarto. 172pp. Portrait frontis., portrait. Original cloth, printed paper label on front board. Some fading to cloth. Bowditch (1773-1838) considered the father of modern maritime navigation, first revised the standard navigator and then made so many changes that it was issued as a new book under his name as the "American Practical Navigator." His formal education ended at 10 but from 1829 till his death he was President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Item #65892

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