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Michiel Coignet’s Nautical Instruction

By Ad Meskens

Meskens’ article particularly examines in detail Coignet’s navigational theories, his improvements to Dutch navigational instruments and his contribution to navigational science. Coignet’s 1580 appendage “Nieuwe Onderwijsinghe” to de Medina’s “Arte de Navegar”(1545) is the only sixteenth century navigation manual of Flemish origin. This and theories in Coignet’s full book “Instruction Nouvelle,” his other writings and […] Read More

Filed under: North Sea | Other (Early Modern)
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Science & Exploration