WILLIAMS, JONATHAN. Memoria sobre el uso del Termómetro en la navegacion presentada a la Sociedad Filosófica Americana de Filadelfia...Sacada del volumen tercero de sus Transacciones Filosóficas. Traducida del idioma Ingles de orden de S. M. Madrid, 1794. Small 4to, marbled wrappers; minor light spotting on front endpapers and title. One engraved folding chart. Sabin 104297 note (locates only one copy).

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WILLIAMS, JONATHAN. Memoria sobre el uso del Termómetro en la navegacion presentada a la Sociedad Filosófica Americana de Filadelfia...Sacada del volumen tercero de sus Transacciones Filosóficas. Traducida del idioma Ingles de orden de S. M. Madrid, 1794. Small 4to, marbled wrappers; minor light spotting on front endpapers and title. One engraved folding chart. Sabin 104297 note (locates only one copy).

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First Spanish translation (by Cipriano Vimercati) of this rare tract on thermometrical navigation which first appeared in English in Philadelphia, 1792. Jonathan Williams (1750-1815), merchant, soldier and scientist, was a grand nephew of Benjamin Franklin, with whom he had worked on some of his later experiments. He became the first superintendent of West Point.
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