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Historic Maritime Maps.

Author: Donald Wigal
Publisher: New York : Parkstone International, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Middle Ages, navigation relied upon a delicate balance between art and science. Whilst respecting the customs and the precautions of their forbearers, sailors had to count on their knowledge of the stars, the winds, the currents, and even of migratory flights. They also used hand-painted maps, which, although certainly summary, were marvellously well-drawn. In following the saga of old sailors, from Eric Le  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Maps
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wigal, Donald.
Historic Maritime Maps.
New York : Parkstone International, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Wigal
ISBN: 9781781608555 1781608555
OCLC Number: 870589132
Description: 1 online resource (445 pages)
Contents: Chronology; The Beginnings of Exploration: 300 BC --
1000 AD; Coming out of the Dark: 1000-1400; Portolani During this Period; Discovering New Worlds, West and East: 1400-1500; Portolani during this period; Beyond the New World: 1500-1550; Portolani During This Period; Bridging the Oceans: 1550-1600; Portolani During This Period; The Renaissance of Discovery: 1600-1700; Portolani During This Period; Sailing Towards the Modern World: 1700-1900; Modern Explorers: American Explorers; Index.

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In the Middle Ages, navigation relied upon a delicate balance between art and science. Whilst respecting the customs and the precautions of their forbearers, sailors had to count on their knowledge of the stars, the winds, the currents, and even of migratory flights. They also used hand-painted maps, which, although certainly summary, were marvellously well-drawn. In following the saga of old sailors, from Eric Le Rouge to Robert Peary, Donald Wigal leads us in discovering the New World. This magnificent overview of maps dating from the 10th to the 18th centuries, often 'primitive' and sometim.

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