By Donald L Canney
During this, the 1st of 2 volumes at the nineteenth century's "sailing steamships" and the regulations that produced them, the writer has collated quite a number files, images and send plans. This booklet presents an account of an period that observed the creation of steam energy and the 1st iron warships.
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Civil Geography, to which division bdong manners and customs-language-Iiterature-the arts -education-universities--citiea and towns-edifices-l'oads, inland navigation-manufactures, and commerce. 4. Natural Geography. under which are classed, climate and seasons-face of the country-soil and agricnlture-rivc:rs-Iakes-mountains-forestsbotany, zoology-mineralogy-mineral waters--natural curiosities. " The naval power of Great Britain, constitutes so important and striking a frature in the national portrait, that it merits particular illustration!
At the bottom of the maps are introdnced the authorities from which they are t,aken, so that a person dissatisfied with the small size of the maps, is thereby immediately referred to the best large maps from which they are reduced. The astronomical introduCtion from the pen of Professor Vince, is an excellent treatise on the subjeB:, and highly honourable to his abilities. He has c-olleCted with diligence whatever could illustrate his subjeCt, and many of his tables ,will be found curious and useful.
2~ Observe, with a Hadley's quadrant well adjusted. the angle made from the observer's eye to the main-top gallant-mast-hounds, or rigging of the next ship, by bringing the hounds or rigging down to the surface of the ilea, then refer to the table, and under the rate of the ship observed in the upper -column, take the angle which is nearest to that on the quadrant, and in the same parallel on the left hand column, will be found the distance of that ship's main. mast trom the Clbserver. in fathoms or miles.