Early Mapping of the Pacific

The Epic Story of Seafarers, Adventurers, and Cartographers Who Mapped the Earth's Greatest Ocean
Suárez, Thomas (Book - 2004)
Early Mapping of the Pacific

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Fully illustrated history of the Pacific Ocean from Portuguese mariners to 20th century explorers that includes a cornucopia of rare and beautiful maps of the Pacific Ocean, in particular, of Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand, among other Pacific Islands and territories. Early Mapping of the Pacific traces the exploration and charting of the great ocean through cartography, following the story from classical times through the turn of the twentieth century, telling the tales of seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia and were the Pacific's greatest explorers. Chapters The Pacific Islands and Their People Mariners, Mapmakers and the Great Ocean The Pacific Evolves after Magellan In the Wake of the Solomon Islands Earliest Mapping of Australia and New Zealand The Age of Enlightenment The Three Voyages of James Cook The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii Micronesia, the Elusive Isles Surveyors, Whalers and Missionaries
Authors: Suárez, Thomas
Title: Early mapping of the Pacific
the epic story of seafarers, adventurers, and cartographers who mapped the Earth's greatest ocean
Publisher: Singapore : Periplus, c2004
Characteristics: 224 p. :,col. ill. ;,32 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Thomas Suarez
ISBN: 0794600921
Branch Call Number: 912.1964 S939e 2004
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-219) and index
Subject Headings: Pacific Ocean Maps Early works to 1800 Cartography Pacific Ocean History
Topical Term: Cartography
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Using a cornucopia of rare and beautiful maps, this book traces the exploration and charting of the Earth's largest ocean, weaving an odyssey stretching from Japan and the Philippines on the west, Australia and New Zealand on the south, and east through the varied islands of Oceania, including Ta... Read More »

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