Sea Chart: The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational Charts

Sea Chart: The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational Charts

by John Blake
     
 

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The sea chart was one of the key tools by which ships of trade, transport and conquest navigated their course across the oceans. John Blake looks at the history and development of the chart and the related nautical map, in both scientific and aesthetic terms, as a means of safe and accurate seaborne navigation. This handsome work contains 150 color illustrations

Overview

The sea chart was one of the key tools by which ships of trade, transport and conquest navigated their course across the oceans. John Blake looks at the history and development of the chart and the related nautical map, in both scientific and aesthetic terms, as a means of safe and accurate seaborne navigation. This handsome work contains 150 color illustrations including the earliest charts of the Mediterranean made by early thirteenth-century Italian merchant adventurers, as well as eighteenth-century charts that became strategic naval and commercial requirements and led to Cook's voyages in the Pacific, the search for the Northwest Passage, and races to the Arctic and Antarctic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591147824
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
596,311
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

John Blake spent twelve years as an officer in the Royal Navy and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. He is the author of The Sea Chart and Sea Charts of the British Isles and lives in England.

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