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A TREATISE OF PRACTICAL SURVEYING; Which is Demonstrated from its First Principles. Wherein Every Thing that is useful and curious in the Art, is fully considered and explained. Particularly Three new and very concise Methods for determining the Areas of Right-lined Figures Arithmetically, or by Calculation, as well as the Geometrical ones heretofore treated of. The whole illustrated with Copper-plates. The sixth edition, with alterations and amendments adapted for the use of early American surveyors. Bound With / Tables of difference of latitude and departure : constructed to every quarter of a degree of the quadrant, and continued from one, to the distance of one hundred miles or chains. Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, 1794.

by Gibson, Robert

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Joseph Crukshank, Philadelphia: / 1794., 1792. pp. viii, 288; 60 + 12 (of 13?) folding engraved plates. Age stain. Original leather binding, lacking front board. **Early manuscript ownerships: 'This Book was purchased of Mr. William Irwin April 8th 1806 by Mr. John McAlister of Cumberland County State of Pennsylvania and presented by him to his son Hugh McAlister esquire of Seneca County State of New York / David Drummond's Book Bought of Hugh McAlister June the 27th, 1816.' The McAlisters were an important pioneer American family, and extensive land owners. Evans 24357 / Evans 27301. Evans1. Hardcover.



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