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MICHELOT, Henri.
The Mediterranean Pilot:
London: Richard and William Mount & Thomas Page, 1715. London: Richard and William Mount & Thomas Page,, 1715. being an Exact Account of the Coasts of Spain, Provence, Italy, the Islands of Yvica, Majorca, Minorca, Corsica, Sicily, &c. With a Particular Description of all their Roads, Coasts, and Harbours; the Marks to know them, Directions for Sailing into them, and the Dangers that lie about them, and along the Coasts. The Soundings, and Depth of Water, with the Nature of the Ground. The Latitude of each Place, with the Variation of the Compass, and the Distance from one Place to another. The Whole being collected from Observations made upon the Spot, by Henry Michelott, Pilot on Board the King of France's Gallies. Translated from the French. Quarto (245 x 195 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, discreetly rebacked. A little browned, but overall very good. First English edition. Exceedingly uncommon, a single copy cited by Adams & Waters, at the Ministry of Defence, and only one other copy located in ESTC, COPAC, and OCLC, at Oxford. Not found in the National Maritime Museum's online catalogue. This translation of Michelot's Le portulan de partie de la Mer Mediterranée (Marsailles, 1703) was executed by Thomas Corbett, secretary of the Admiralty board from 1718 to 1720. As he notes in his dedication to Sir George Byng it was by the latter's orders that this translation was undertaken 'and indeed you have judged the design so useful in its kind, that I have often heard you wonder it had not been attempted sooner; and that a book of so much accuracy and exactness, with r … [Click Below for Full Description]
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