Compass Rose, George Waymouth

George Waymouth wrote his book on navigation, shipbuilding, gunnery, fortress building and other mathmatically oriented practical skills, called Jewell of Artes, in 1604, the year before he sailed to the Maine coast. He produced two known copies by taking his work to a commercial scribe; he then presented it to James I, the King of England. In the navigation section he provided descriptions of navigational instruments showing how they were laid out, believing that any navigator needed to be able to make instruments. This is his artistic rendering of a compass rose.

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www.Beinecke MS 565
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