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 (Classic Reprint)

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It is a matter of fome wonder, that though furveying appears to have been the firfilot at Leafi one of lthe'firfl of the ma thematical fciences, that the rel't have met with much greater improvements from the pens Of the molt eminent mathematicians, while this feems to have been neglected; infomuch that I have not been able'to meet with one author, who has fulficiently ex plained the whole art in its theory and practice: mw, it has been treat ed Of ina'praé'tical manner only and the few who have undertaken the theory, have in a great meature omitted the practice, Thefe confiderations induced me to at tempt a methodical, eafy, and clear courfe of Surveying, how far I have fucceeded in it, Inuit be, determined by the impartial reader: the fleps I have taken to render the whole evident and familiar are as follow.

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