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The Sea Chart


To sail the oceans needed skill as well as courage and experience, and the sea chart with, where appropriate, the coastal view, was the tool by which ships of trade, transport or conquest navigated their course. This book looks at the history and development of the chart and the related nautical map, in both scientific and aesthetic terms, as a means of safe and accurate seaborne navigation. The Italian merchant-venturers of the early thirteenth century developed the earliest 'portulan' pilot charts of the Mediterranean. ...

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The Sea Chart
2016, Conway, London

ISBN-13: 9781844863143

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The Sea Chart
2009, Conway Maritime Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780851779454


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