Crone Library
Books on the Art of Navigation left by Dr. Ernst Crone
to the Scheepvaart Museum in 1975 & Books on the
same subject acquired by the Museum previously.

By Hubert J.M.W. Peters
June 1989
HES & DE GRAAF Publishers
ISBN: 9060043723
865 Pages, Illustrated
$295.00 Hardcover

Including a biography (by H.G.Th. Crone), a short history of the art of navigation in the Netherlands (by C. Koeman) and a list of the Crone collection of nautical instruments (by W.F.J. Mörzer Bruyns). A descriptive special Catalogue with annotations, indexes and an introduction to the Catalogue. More than 1220 entries elaborately described; five different indexes.

"This catalogue is a welcome addition to the bibliographical literature of maritime history, a notably small body of material. One of its great services is to provide detailed descriptions of some of the fundamental early navigational works" (Thomas R. Adams in 'The Book Collector', Spring 1991).

"With full collations and notes it is an essential reference work... The result is something near to a subject bibliography" (Nicholas Poole-Wilson in 'The Library' 6th series, 14, 1992).

History of Printing; History of Navigation
Bibliotheca Bibliographica Neerlandica Vol. XXVI

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