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Historical Sea Charts

Visions and Voyages Through the Ages

Historical Sea Charts
Katherine Parker By (author)
Barry Ruderman By (author)
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White Star Publishers

Limited ***

10.6 X 12.3 in
208 pg

HISTORY / Historical Geography
REFERENCE / Atlases, Gazetteers & Maps (see also TRAVEL / Maps & Road Atlases)
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries


This book shows the history of charts and nautical maps from the earliest known examples to the ones used in the Twentieth Century, with a special focus on the map makers and the methods of use from 1300 to 1900.

As with many historical objects, nautical charts are admired today for their charm and aesthetic appeal. The maps in Historical Sea Charts are part of the collection owned by Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc., the world's leading institution for nautical maps. The reader can find in this book the most indicative of trends and ideas through time. For each example in the volume, the reader will find out how the maps were designed and created, as well as how they were used during navigation or in preparation of a journey.

Author Bio

KATHERINE PARKER, fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society, is the Research Officer at Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc. She received her PhD in History from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. She has published in an array of scholarly journals and edited collections. 

BARRY LAWRENCE RUDERMAN ANTIQUE MAPS INC. is located in La Jolla, California, and is a leading dealer of fine antique maps and atlases. It was established in 1992 and since then, it has earned a reputation for handling top-quality authentic antique maps