Theodore de Mayerne, experiments with pigments, Sloane MS f. The Mayerne manuscript is a fascinating compilation of writings and observations on painting and the technology and chemistry of art by Sir Theodore de Mayerne (b.
John Hawkesworth Title A NEW VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, AND 1771; UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY, PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOKE, IN THE SHIP ENDEAVOUR, DRAWN UP FROM HIS OWN JOURNAL, AND FORM THE PAPERS OF JOSEPH BANKS… VOL I (OF 2). Publisher NY James Rivington 1774 Seller ID 32872 18th Century; Maritime; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; , 17, , 4, , 260p pages; Withal a rare and important American edition of Cook's first voyage. $1495-
Legendary Explorer's Long-Lost Ship May Have Been Discovered
Mural quadrant (Tycho Brahe Engraving showing Dane Tycho Brahe in his Astronomy Tower. In Tycho Brahe completed a catalogue with the positions of about stars, thanks to the use of sextants and quadrants.