"[Lot of 2] Early Sea Charts [and] The Sea Chart An Historical Survey based on the Collections in the National Maritime Museum",
Subject: Reference Books
Period: 1973-83 (published)
1) Early Sea Charts by Robert Putman, New York: Abbeville Press, 1983. Reproductions of charts from the 14th to 18th centuries, with a good commentary on each. Includes 76 plates, full-page and double-page reproductions of sea charts in full color and black-and-white text illustrations. Hardbound in blue cloth with blind-stamped title on front cover and gilt-stamped spine title, illustrated dust jacket. 143 pages, 12 x 15.5". Dust jacket and front endpaper with minor wear and a bit of soiling, else as new.
2) The Sea Chart by Derek Howse and Michael Sanderson, New York, 1973. An excellent history of nautical charts, based on the collection of the National Maritime Museum of Greenwich. This useful and interesting history of marine cartography has illustrated examples from 1420 to 1971; most are pre-1800. Sixty plates of sea charts, some in color, with accompanying essays. 144 pages. Hardbound in red cloth with dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve (9 x 11"). Pencil notations on front endpaper.