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Would you enjoy spending your vacation recreating the Mason-Dixon Line?
Want to measure the Sacred Geometry patterns of Washington DC streets for yourself?
Don't trust the government to tell you where your property line ends?
Then you'll need to learn about surveying. And if you are going to learn about surveying, why not learn it the way our forefathers did? Come with us as we retrace the steps of the early Revolutionary War-era masonic surveyors such as Charles Mason, Jeremiah Dixon, and George Washington.
Samuel Wyld's classic tract on surveying was originally published in 1725. It ran through 7 editions over the course of 55 years and was widely distributed in England and America. It was considered the standard and all surveyors in good standing used Mr. Wyld's methods and tables.
This reprint of the classic 1st edition includes comments by noted scholar David Manthey on the accuracy and methods used by Wyld, as well as updated astronomical tables, a summary of surveying instruments, and a lexicon.
About the Author
Samuel Wyld very likely was born in Lancashire, England sometime in the mid 1660s. In addition to being a noted Mason and a professional surveyor, Mr. Wyld also earned a modest livelihood from a small estate. Mr. Wyld trusted his fellow countrymen more than foreign surveyors, being more likely to rely on the work of Norwood than that of Riccoli and Girmaldi. He was one of the first surveyors to recognize the brilliance of instrument maker Jonathan Sisson, inventor of the modern theodolite, wye level, and stadia lines. It is only to be speculated that some of Mr. Sisson's success was due to his association with Wyld.
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- Paperback: 244 pages
- Publisher: Invisible College Press (December 1, 2001)
- ISBN-10: 1931468060
- ISBN-13: 978-1931468060
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