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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
Publisher: Singapore : Periplus, c2004
ISBN: 0794600921
Branch Call Number: 912.1964 S939e 2004
Characteristics: 224 p. :,col. ill. ;,32 cm

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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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