RARE UNITED KINGDOM MID-SHIPMEN'S. MID 18TH CENTURY IRISH CIPHER BOOK WITH SUBJECT MATTER CONCENTRATING ON NAUTICAL RELATED THEMES. Cipher book measures 12.5"×8" and consists of 89 double-sided leaves (178 pages). Title page presents text "William Scot, August the Anno Domino 1756 Londonderry".
Center portion of page displays a 5 diameter circle showing pen & ink water-color full-length portrait of gentleman wearing red uniform coat. Subject matter includes: Geometry, Trigonometry, Navigation-The Compass (Drawings in color), Plain Sailing, Traverse Sailing, Parallel Sailing (Diagrams), Middle Latitude Sailing, Mercator's Sailing, Oblique Sailing, Current Sailing, Variation of the Compass, Dyaling (drawings of Sundials), Gaging, Cask Gaging (drawings), Surveying (diagrams). Mensuration, Mensuration of Surfaces (diagrams), Mensuration of Solids, A. Carpenter's Work, Mensuration of Boards and Timber, Practical Questions, The Journal (debtor/creditor/financial), and Algebra.
Portion of volume exhibits a fictional journal titled "A Journal of a voyage" which details A Journey from the Lizard towards Barbados May 18, 1756 to June 4, 1756. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "fairdealdonn" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.