The Little Sea Torch. or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots . .how to navigate along the coasts of England , Ireland , France , Spain , Portugal , Italy and Sicily ; the Isles of Malta , Corsica , Sardinia , and others in the Straits ; and of the coast of Barbary.

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London, J. Debrett for the author (Serres), G. & W. Nicol, et al. (printed by T. Rickaby), 1801, in-folio, 44 x 28 cm, title + vi pp + 144 pp + (5)(index) + (1)(bl) + 20 hand coloured aquatint plates of the 137 approaches + 24 hand coloured plans on 12 sheets. (complete). Bound in contemporary leather, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, binding with some traces of use and some wear at extremities, back cover scratched. Fine, stainless interior, with high quality hand coloured plates. Manuscript ex-libris on fly leaf (dated 1857, a member of the Mannock Strickland family). Abbey, Life in England 344; Cat. National Maritime Museum 218; Phillips & LeGear 2852. Only edition in English. This an extensively revised edition of Bougard's Le Petit Flambeau de la Mer, a marine pilot guide to coastal navigation first published, in French, in 1684 . The list of subscribers contains the name of admiral Nelson duke of Bronte. It is almost certain that some copies of this atlas were on board of the English ships which participated in the sea battle at Trafalgar, which took place 4 years after the publication. On sheet 5 of the plans is represented the port of Cadiz, from which the French-Spanish fleet sailed to Trafalgar. N° de réf. du libraire 36856

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