The Moste Profitable and Commendable Science of Surueying [Surveying] : London, 1577. Valentine Leigh.

The Moste Profitable and Commendable Science of Surueying [Surveying] : London, 1577

Amsterdam: Da Capo Press / Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1971.

Reprint Edition. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #7100
ISBN: 9022103978

Library stamps/marks/labels/slip, light sun, otherwise light wear. Crisp hardcover.; Original title page reads: The moste profitable and commendable science, of surueying of landes, tenementes, and hereditamentes: drawen and collected by the industrie of Valentyne Leigh. Whereunto is also annexed by the same authour, a right necessarie treatise, of the measurying of all kyndes of lande, be it meadow, pasture, errable, wood, hill, or dale, and that aswell by certaine easie and compendious rules, as also by an exact and beneficiall table, purposely drawen and devised for that behalfe. Imprinted at London for Andrew Maunfell, Anno Domini, 1577. S.T.C. no. 15416. Crisp folding plates and clear text illustrations. "Elizabethan surveying began with the work of Valentine Leigh and Leonard Digges. Leigh attempted to combine a description of the duties of a land steward with those of a land surveyor and so described the political laws of land division and geometrical rules for the laying out of land. His descriptions of measurement were vague and and demonstrated little acquaintance with trigonometric techniques, probably reflecting an audience ignorant of even basic concepts." - Lesley B. Cormack; Charting an Empire: Geography at the English universities, 1580-1620; page 169. ; The English Experience: Its Record in Early Printed Books Published in Facsimile; Ex-Library; Vol. 397; [122] pages.

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