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209Nautical antique Australia sailing directions almanac book by SawtellDetailsSawtell, Alfred E.1874
Sawtells Nautical Almanac
Sawtell, Alfred E.
$0.00Sawtell--Alfred-E-Sawtells-Nautical-AlmanacSOLD<BR> </BR>Small extremely scarce antique 64 page nautical almanac published by Alfred E. Sawtell of Port Adelaide, Australia in 1874 less than 40 years after colonists founded the city. Probably a relatively early printing as an Adelaide newspaper advertisement from 1901 lists the Almanac still for sale, although now updated with colored plates and enlarged at 324 pages.<BR> </BR> Very interesting early Australian nautical reference would be a good fit for collectors of 19th century Australian sea charts or nautical books. Along with an ephemeris and tide tables the contents include information on courses and distances, sailing directions, pilotage dues, a 7 page list of Australian vessels and their tonnage, and ships regulations for bathing, sanitation and gunpowder. <BR> </BR> Back cover advertisement describes A.E. Sawtell as: "Chronometer, Watchmaker, Nautical Optician, Chart and Nautical Bookseller". An enclosed stock list includes nautical books, charts, chronometers and "transparent dipping needle and plain compass cards all sizes". 32 page advertising supplement contains ads for many nautical services and goods including : "J. Hill and Co. Omnibus Proprietors", "J. Lavin Steam Biscuit Manufactory" and the "80 HORESPOWER steam tugs Eleanor and Sophia". Feel the power!