Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 251

Price Realized: $ 531
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(MARITIME.) Nathaniel Bowditch. The New American Practical Navigator. Folding map, 8 [of 10] plates, many text illustrations. 312, [276], 613-679, [1] pages. 8vo, modern binding; bookplate removed from pastedown, minor dampstaining to some plates, 1 1/2-inch closed tear to map, tear to title page with slight loss to fore-edge, a few early pencil notes, soiling to final ad page; early ownership inscriptions on verso of map. Newburyport, MA: Edmund P. Blunt, May 1807

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"Second edition, with many improvements"--including a glossary of sea terms, a dissertation on marine insurance and more. "Often termed the greatest book in all the history of navigation"--Grolier Hundred 25. Campbell, Practical Navigator 5; Howes B657 ("aa").