BIGOT de MOROGUES, S.F.
Zee-Tactick or Grond-Regulen der Krygskunde ter Zee, acting of the Evolutien and Zeinen. (...). Described in French by the Lord Grave Bigot de Morogues. (...) When this Work has been supplemented with useful remarks, and rather changes, as in the execution of the Evolution, as in the shunting of the ships, in different circumstances, etc. have been elucidated with rather appended Figures.
2 vol. in-4to, (30), XII, XXXII, 336, (4), 423, (1), 134, (5) pp., engr. frontisp. by C.P. JACOBS after J. CATS, coat of arms, each vol. with 1 fine engr. headpiece showing ships by B. DE BAKKER after J. BLAAUW, vol. 1 with 65 fold. engr. plates, full. 2 with 1 fold. engr. plate and 45 woodcut ills. of flags and banners, contemp. unif. giltlettered and blindst. calf, both vols. modern bookplate on upper pastedown
Printed in a numbered edition of approx. 480 copies for subscribers only, this copy numb. "No. 504" and warranted by Van Byland with his full signature in pen on verso of title-p. The first (greatly enlarged) Dutch edition of S.F. Bigot de Morogues' Tactique Navale, published in Paris, 1763. Van Byland added i.a. a manual for creating a semaphore-book ("a perfect Sailing Book", illustrated with flags) and "an Education for the manufacture and use of artificial sail-stones, made of hardened steel, very useful to give the Compas needles, a perfect Sail-Steen kragt". Ref. Cat. NHSM p.925, Bierens de Haan 724.
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