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Author Hughes, Paul, 1948- author
Title Seventeenth century practical mathematics : navigation by Greenvill Collins / Paul Hughes
Imprint New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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Descript xv, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Routledge research in early modern history
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-284) and index
Navigation and seamanship -- Sailing-master making -- Sights ashore -- Curriculum to survey -- Surveying -- Dedicatees and subscribers -- Atlas manufacture -- Matter bound and unbound -- Pilot influence -- Yacht squadron leader
"This exciting Greenvill Collins biography is about seventeenth century navigation, focusing for the first time on mathematics practised at sea. This monograph argues the Restoration kings', Charles II and James II, promotion of cartography for both strategy and trade. It is aimed at the academic, cartographic and larger market of marine enthusiasts. Through shipwreck and Arctic marooning, and Dutch and Spanish charts, Collins evolved a Prime Meridian running through Charles's capital. After John Ogilby's successful Britannia, Charles set Collins surveying his kingdom's coasts, and James set John Adair surveying in Scotland. They triangulated at sea. Subsequently, Collins persuaded James to sustain his dead brother's ambition. This, the British coast's first survey took six years. After James's flight, and William III's invasion, Collins lead the royal yacht squadron for six years more, garnering funds to publish Great Britain's Coasting Pilot. The Admiralty and civic institutions subsidised what became his own pilot. Collins aided Royal Society members in their investigations, and his new guide remained vital to navigators through the century following. Charles's cartographic promotion bloomed the most spectacularly in the atlases of Ogilby, Collins and John Flamsteed for roads, harbours, and stars"-- Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Hughes, Paul, 1948- Seventeenth century practical mathematics New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022 9781003107668 (DLC) 2021018135
Subject Collins, Greenvile, active 1669-1698
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- Biography
Surveyors, Marine -- Great Britain -- Biography
Hydrography -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
Cartography -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
Navigation -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century
Navigation -- Mathematics
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