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Author: Polter, Richard.
Title: The path-way to perfect sayling shewing briefly the six principall points or grounds of navigation / written by Richard Polter ; whereunto is added A navticall discovrse ... first penned by John Basset ; and now put forth to publike view with some addition by Henry Bond.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The path-way to perfect sayling shewing briefly the six principall points or grounds of navigation / written by Richard Polter ; whereunto is added A navticall discovrse ... first penned by John Basset ; and now put forth to publike view with some addition by Henry Bond.
Polter, Richard.

London: Printed by T. Forcet for George Hurlock, 1644.
Notes:
"A navticall discovrse" wanting.
Reproduction of original in the Bodleian Library.
Subject terms:
Navigation -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A55330.0001.001

Contents
title page
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THE PATH-WAY to perfect SAYLING.
The Compasse to be rectified two wayes.
The first Opinion of the Compasse.
The 2 Opinion of the Compasse.
The 3 Opinion of the Compasse.
The 4 Opinion of the Compass.
The Card and Compasse handled together.
The 1 Absurdity.
The 2 Absurdity.
The 3 Absurdity.
The 4 Absurdity.
The 5 Absurdity.
The 6 Absurdity.
The 7 Absurdity.
The 8 Absurdity.
The 9 Absurdity.
The 10 Absurdity.
The 11 Absurdity.
The 12 Absurdity.
The 13 Absurdity.
The 14 Absurdity.
The 15 Absurdity.
The 16 Absurdity.
The 17 Absurdity.
The 18 Absurdity.
The 19. Absurdity.
The Sphericall Description of the Globe, with the Astronomicall deducture of the Compasse accordingly which by some sort of men, is called the paradoxall Compasse.
The 1. part.
The 2. 3. and 4. part.
The 5. part.
The 6. part.
The 7, part.
The 8. part.
The 9. part.
The 10. part.
The 11. part.
The 12. part.
The 13. part.
The 14. part.
The 15. part.
The 16. part.
The 17. part.
The 18. part.
The 19. part.
Heere followeth the demonstrature of the Com∣passe, which is a notable knowledge and light in Navigation, being rightly conceived and used as it ought.
The 1. part.
The 2. part.
The 3. part.
The 4. part.
The 5. part.
The 6. part.
The 1 Example.
The 2. Example.
The third Example.
North-east in the Latitude 51 Degrees 30 Minutes.
North-west.
South-east in the same Latitude 51 deg. 30 min.
South-west.
Examples in the Paralell of 80 deg. North latitude beginning with the first example of North-east in the north latitude 8 deg.
North-west.
Example of the South-east in the same Latitude 8. deg.
South-west.
The 1 Example in North Latitude 50 deg.
The 2. example in north Latitude 51 deg. 30 min.
Now will J deliver Example worthy the noting, of the way of the Compasse according to the difference.
The first Example.
The second Example.
The third Example.
The 1 part of the 1 example from the Equator.
The 2 part of the 1 Example.
The 3 part of the 1. Example.
Conclusion of the 1 Example.
Another Example North latitude 50 degrees.
Another Example in the North latitude 60 degrees.
In Latitude 51 deg. 30 minutes, my first place.
As for Example.
Three Example of the North North west, for the difference of the length of the Sagments in longitude from the Equinoctiall, to 80 degrees in latitude, as followeth.
The first Example from the Equator.
The 2 Example from 40 deg. of latitude.
The 3 Example from 80 degrees of Latitude.
The 1 example from the Equator.
The 2 example from 40 deg. of Latitude.
The 3 example from 80 deg. of Latitude.
Concerning the Tides.
The first part.
The 2 part.
Three reasons to be delivered for this Hypothesis as aforesaid to be true.
Foure reasons following to prove this Hypothesis to be true.
The motions of the Moone as followeth.
The departure of the Sunne and Moone.
North latitude 30 degrees, the Sunne in Capricorne.
Sunne in the Equator.
Sunne in Cancer.
The other 3 Examples in the North Latitude 51 deg. 32 min. the Sunne in Capricornus.
Sunne in the Equator.
Sunne in Cancer.
Concerning the Time.
Sunne in Capricornus.
Sunne in the Equator.
Sunne in Cancer.
The 1 Example in Latitude 51 degr. 32 min.
The 2 Example in North Latitude 66 degr.
Concerning the Windes according to Experience.
Concerning the Wind by Sphericail working. The 1 Example.
A second Example.
The 3 Example.
A thing worth the Noting.
Concerning the way of a Ship or Shipping at Sea.
First the course vpon the great Circle being the neerest way from place to place.
The 1 Example.
The 2 Example.
The 3 Example.
The 4 Example.
The 5 Example.
The 6 Example.
And to Conclude.
AN APPENDIX, OR A necessary Discourse (concerning the Helisphericall lyne that a Ship describeth upon the Superficies of the Sea, being directed by the Magneticall Needle or Compasse.) Betweene Mr. Geograph, and Mr. Nautae Enterloquitors.