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Explorers' maps : chapters in the cartographic record of geographical discovery

Author: R A Skelton
Publisher: Feltham ; New York : Spring Books, 1970.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Skelton, R.A. (Raleigh Ashlin), 1906-1970.
Explorers' maps.
Feltham, New York, Spring Books, 1970
(OCoLC)756425297
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R A Skelton
ISBN: 060001195X 9780600011958
OCLC Number: 154631
Notes: A reprint, with revisions, of a series of 14 articles published in the Geographical magazine (London) between July 1953 and Aug. 1956.
Description: xi, 337 pages : illustrations (1 color), charts, maps, plans ; 29 cm
Contents: Marco Polo and the mapmakers --
The Portuguese sea-way to the Indies --
Cathay or a new world? --
The new world in the sixteenth century --
The north-east passage --
The north-west passage --
European rivalry for the Spice Islands --
The Far East in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries --
The Spanish in the South Sea --
The Dutch quest of the South-Land --
James Cook and the mapping of the Pacific --
North America from sea to sea --
The rivers of Africa --
The polar regions in the nineteenth century.
Responsibility: by R.A. Skelton.

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