Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, 1730–1850

  • Richard Dunn
  • Rebekah Higgitt

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Rebekah Higgitt, Richard Dunn
      Pages 1-10
  3. National Enterprises

  4. Longitude in Transnational Contexts

  5. Voyages as Test Sites

  6. The Practice of Navigation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 249-259

About this book


This book explores the development of navigation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It examines the role of men of science, seamen and practitioners across Europe, and the realities of navigational practice, showing that old and new methods were complementary not exclusive, their use dependent on many competing factors.


navigation history of navigation longitude exploration empire imperial history cartography hydrography history of astronomy history of mathematics horology maritime history history of science history of technology navigational instruments scientific instruments naval history East India Company astronomy Europe France history Russia

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Dunn
    • 1
  • Rebekah Higgitt
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Museums GreenwichUK
  2. 2.University of KentUK

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