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Early mapping of the Pacific : the epic story of seafarers, adventurers and cartographers who mapped the earth's greatest ocean

Author: Thomas Suárez
Publisher: Singapore : Periplus, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Pacific Ocean remained a nystery to mapmakersuntil the latter part of the 18th century, when a series of monumental voyages led to the discovery of America and the formal partitioning of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Suárez
ISBN: 0794600921 9780794600921
OCLC Number: 803814808
Description: 224 p. : il., maps ; 31 cm
Contents: 1. The Pacific Ocean, Its Islands, and Their People2. The Cartographic Birth of the Pacific Ocean3. The Pacific Evolves after Magellan4. In the Wake of the Solomon Islands5. Earliest Mapping of Australia and New Zealand6. The Age of Enlightenment7. James Cook8. The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii9. The Eighteenth Century after Cook10. Micronesia11. Surveys, Whalers, and Missionaries
Responsibility: Thomas Suárez.

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