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The Charting of the Oceans: Ten Centuries of Maritime Maps

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Synopsis:

This book from the Peter Whitfield cartographic series traces the history of humankind's relation to the sea as revealed in ten centuries of maritime maps. Presenting sixty maps reproduced in color over double-page spreads, and commentary describing their special features and their significance in the history of navigation, the book explores ancient navigation; the Middle Ages and the Age of Discovery; the printed sea chart, 1600-1800; and the modern sea chart.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 135) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764900099
Subtitle:
(ten centuries of maritime maps )
Author:
Whitfield, Peter
Publisher:
Pomegranate Artbooks
Location:
Rohnert Park, Calif. :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Nautical charts
Subject:
Nautical charts -- History.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
136 p.
Dimensions:
11.91x10.93x1.02 in. 2.61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book from the Peter Whitfield cartographic series traces the history of humankind's relation to the sea as revealed in ten centuries of maritime maps. Presenting sixty maps reproduced in color over double-page spreads, and commentary describing their special features and their significance in the history of navigation, the book explores ancient navigation; the Middle Ages and the Age of Discovery; the printed sea chart, 1600-1800; and the modern sea chart.
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