Auction 114, Lot 751

"The Rutters of the Sea The Sailing Directions of Pierre Garcie", Waters, D.W.

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1967 (published)

Publication: Yale University Press

Color: Black & White

9 x 12 inches
22.9 x 30.5 cm

A study of the first English and French printed sailing directions (rutters) with facsimile reproductions of three examples and a transcription of the oldest known surviving English manuscript sailing directions. There are also reviews of the origins and compilation of pilot books. With 15 illustrations of charts, maps (some folding), photos of early navigational aids, 5 appendices of tidal phenomena, time and tidal calculations of early mariners, extensive glossary of 15th and 16th century hydrographic terms, modern sailing terms, bibliography, index to the introduction. 478 pp. Hardbound in blue buckram embossed with a compass rose on front cover and gold lettering on spine, no dust jacket.


Condition: B

Spine damp stained and starting to separate on inside front cover. Content and illustrations fine. Peter Guthorn's stamp on title page and bookplate inside front cover.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $40

Closed on 3/1/2006