This guide includes descriptions and illustrations of numerous early American instruments used in surveying, with values assigned according to various periods of manufacture. Special attachments for mining and solar observations are also treated. In addition, a price guide for over 200 surveying texts, manuals, and manufacturer's catalogs, for the years 1616 to 1925, is included. Supplementing this is a bibliography of all known surveying books published in America up to 1850.
Contents: Part One, Instruments: Introduction, Sales, metals, inverted images, restoration, condition, tripods; Transits ; Levels; Burt's Solar Compasses; Magnetic Compasses ;Plane Tables ;Targets; Chains and Tapes; Tripods;Leveling Rods ;Plumb Bobs
Part Two - Books:Introduction; Manufacturer's Catalogs; Priced Books; Non-Priced Listing of pre-1850 Treatises.
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Book Description Landmark Enterprises, 1980. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110910845026
Book Description Landmark Enterprises, 1980. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0910845026