The Sea Chart – The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational

B1593

 

Some books may be particularly well illustrated but few are works of art. This book fits into the latter category and is also packed with information. It is a natural companion to Empire of the Seas. The pricing is very aggressive for a book of this quality. Excellent

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NAME: The Sea Chart – The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational Charts
CLASSIFICATION: Book Reviews
FILE: R1593
DATE: 190110
AUTHOR: John Blake
PUBLISHER: Conway
BINDING: Soft back
PAGES: 160
PRICE: GB £16.99
GENRE: Non fiction
SUBJECT: Sea charts, nautical maps, history, technology, innovation, map makers, Admiralty Charts
ISBN: 978-1-84486-063-0
IMAGE: B1593.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: Some books may be particularly well illustrated but few are works of art. This book fits into the latter category and is also packed with information. It is a natural companion to Empire of the Seas because the efficiency of British nautical maps and charts formed the bedrock of a global empire connected by the sea. A large format book with full colour illustration, this title traces the history of the nautical map makers’ skills. HRH The Duke of York has written a Foreword that underlines the continuing success of British charts. The reproductions of historic charts is a highly visible part of the book, but the text provides considerable information in an easy to read format. The pricing is very aggressive for a book of this quality. Excellent.

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