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        Diagram of a Nocturnal, illustration from 'The Art of Navigation', by Martin Cortes, translated into English by Richard Eden

        English School, (16th century). Medium: engraving. A Nocturnal is an instrument that helps a sailor to navigate by night. 'Arte de Navegar' by Mart�n Cort�s de Albacar (1510?1582), first published in 1551. Translated into English by Richard Eden in 1561. The dial has moving paper parts (volvelle) Provenance: Private Collection.

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