Introduction a L’Astronomie Nautique Arabe.

Ferrand, Gabriel.

Book ID: 11571


8vo. xii, 272 pp., 25 figures and tables in text, English & French text with some Arabic, publisher’s original wrappers, slightly faded & rubbed at spine extremities, index of the technical terms, light foxing, mainly to end leaves & outer edges, otherwise copy in good condition, dedicated to the memory of Leopold de Saussure 1866-1925 (Lieutenant de Vaisseau de la Marine Française, Astronome et Sinologue), Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, Paris, first edition, 1928.


This volume, 1 of the Bibliothèque des Géographes Arabes is a special edition of what was volume 3 from the previous publication “Instructions Nautiques et Routiers Arabes et Portugais des XV et XVI Siecles” published under the direction of Gabriel Ferrand.
It contains studies or articles by various authors with annotations and commentaries by G. Ferrand:
1. Note on the Nautical Instruments of the Arabs by James Prinsep (published in the Journal of Asiatic Society of Bengal in dec. 1836)
2. A brief notice of some contrivances practised by the native mariners of the Coromandel coast, in navigating, sailing and repairing their vessels by Captain H. Congreve, Madras Artillery (published in the Madras Journal of Literature & Science edited by the Madras Literary Society, vol. XVI, Jan-June 1850)
3. L’Origine de la Rose des Vents et l’invention de la boussole by Leopold de Saussure (published in the Archives des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles, 5eme période, vol. 5, Genève, 1923)
4. Commentaire des Instructions Nautiques de Ibn Majid et Sulayman al-Mahri by Leopold de Saussure
5. Les Mu’allim: Ibn Majid et Sulayman al-Mahri, by Gabriel Ferrand.

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