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.
Whitfield, Peter, 1947-
The charting of the oceans
ten centuries of maritime maps
Rohnert Park, Calif. :, Pomegranate Artbooks,, 1996
136 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;,30 cm
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