[SIGCIS-Members] Tips on 18th - 20th c. nautical and astronomical tables

Ross Bassett ross at ncsu.edu
Mon Apr 4 05:31:31 PDT 2022


Bernard, Another source on the nautical part would be 
Margaret Schotte Sailing School:  Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1880  (Baltimore:  Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019).
Here is her website on the book:
https://www.sailingschoolbook.com/ <https://www.sailingschoolbook.com/>
Best,
Ross Bassett


> On Apr 4, 2022, at 7:29 AM, Bernard Geoghegan <bernardgeoghegan2010 at u.northwestern.edu> wrote:
> 
> Dear Colleagues,
>  
> Can anyone recommend key works on 18th-20th c. astronomical, nautical, and maritime charts, esp as a pre-history to modern information processing? I’m trying to write a history of how 19th c. visuality was pieced together at sea, from a patchwork of observations, charts, tables, astrolabes, etc, in which a regime of calculations and information processing figure centrally in making visual sense of the surrounding world.
>  
> To give a very general idea of where I’m coming from, I’ve found some very useful work in the Campbell-Kelly et al volume on “The History of Mathematical Tables,” and Mindell’s work on naval systems of artillery control has also been an inspiring point of reference.
>  
> Thank for your thoughts on further sources!
>  
> Warmly, Bernard
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Ross Bassett
Professor of History
Director Benjamin Franklin Scholars 
North Carolina State University
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