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The Charting of the Oceans: Ten Centuries of Maritime Maps Peter Whitfield

The Charting of the Oceans: Ten Centuries of Maritime Maps

Peter Whitfield

Published September 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780764900099
Hardcover
144 pages
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This book from the Peter Whitfield cartographic series traces the history of humankinds relation to the sea as revealed in ten centuries of maritime maps. Presenting sixty maps reproduced in color over double-page spreads, and commentary describingMoreThis book from the Peter Whitfield cartographic series traces the history of humankinds 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.