The true Effigies of Captaine Samuel Sturmy. Aetatis Suae 36 Anno Domini 1669.
Engraving. Image 165 x 230mm. Trimmed into image. Piece of top left corner missing.
As a young man Sturmy was captain of his own vessel sailing to Virginia and the West Indies. He later worked in the Customs Service in Bristol, and amongst other activities made dials and taught how to make them. His tidal observations at Hungrode were used by Sir Isaac Newton in his Principia. Frontispiece to his 'Mariner Magazine' of 1669.
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