American Practical Navigator an Epitome of Navigation by Nathaniel Bowditch LL.D 1966 U.S. Government Printing Office

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 Navigating the Seas with Precision:

Immerse yourself in the essential maritime guide, American Practical Navigator, often called "Bowditch." This cornerstone of navigation literature has been a trusted resource for mariners since its first publication in 1802.

The 1966 edition, published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, continues Nathaniel Bowditch’s legacy, providing comprehensive guidance on navigation techniques vital for both professional and amateur sailors.

Master the Art of Navigation:

American Practical Navigator is celebrated for its thorough approach to navigation, offering detailed instructions and insights into maritime practices. This edition upholds Bowditch's tradition of accuracy and reliability, ensuring that navigators have the essential tools and knowledge to traverse the seas safely and efficiently.


  • Title: American Practical Navigator: An Epitome of Navigation
  • Author: Nathaniel Bowditch, LL.D
  • Publication Date: 1966
  • Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 1524
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 3 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Fine paint spatter on the cover, signed by a previous owner in pencil. Please check the photos for details.

About the Navigator:

Nathaniel Bowditch was a self-taught mathematician and astronomer, driven by his experiences at sea and his work as a shipmaster. His dedication to correcting errors in existing navigation manuals revolutionized maritime practices, making navigation safer and more precise for all who sail.

Chart Your Course:

Adding American Practical Navigator to your collection means more than just owning a book; it’s about embracing a timeless resource that has guided mariners through the centuries. This detailed guide is indispensable for anyone passionate about maritime navigation.

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