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The Charting of the Oceans

Ten Centuries of Maritime Maps
Whitfield, Peter (Book - 1996 )
The Charting of the Oceans
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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.
Authors: Whitfield, Peter, 1947-
Title: The charting of the oceans
ten centuries of maritime maps
Publisher: Rohnert Park, Calif. : Pomegranate Artbooks, 1996
Characteristics: 136 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;,30 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Whitfield
ISBN: 0764900099
Branch Call Number: 623.892 W595c
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 135) and index
Subject Headings: Cartography History Nautical charts History
Topical Term: Cartography
Nautical charts
LCCN: 96031738
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Traces the history of humankind's relation to the sea as revealed in ten centuries of maritime maps.


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