A Treatise of Practical Surveying; Which is Demonstrated from Its First Principles Wherein Every Thing That is Useful and Curious in That Art, is Fully Considered and Explained Particularly Three New and Very Concise Methods....
Philadelphia: For Joseph Cruikshank, 1796. Octavo. Item #022086
(title con't) for determining the areas of right-lined figures, arithmetically or by calculations, as well as the geometrical ones heretofore treated of. 7th edition, updated, eliminating parts being of little use to the American surveyor also, there are alterations and tables have also been incorporated into this edition. ` viii, 1-288pp, (2 title pages dated 1796).1-90pp., 1-60pp, illustrated with 13 folding plates showing diagrams. From the library of Mr. Joseph Hart Larwill who was appointed in 1804 by the United States Land office, under management of Col. John Beyer, with assistants, to survey by sections the lands of Wayne, Stark, and Columbiana counties. He later became first lieutenant of artillery in the U. S. Army. In 1812 he took part in the British and Indian War and drew the original map of Fort Meigs within six weeks of its siege. He was also held prisoner of war for several weeks. Mr. Larwill served as senator from Wayne and Holmes counties during 1826, and in 1829 he was appointed receiver of money for public lands at Tiffin by President Andrew Jackson, who was his close friend and associate. Bound in contemporary calf, red morocco spine label gilt, damp staining nearly throughout the lower portion of the work including folding diagrams at the rear but quite readable. Owner's names. A good copy.