"Historic Maritime Maps Used for Historic Exploration 1290-1699", Wigal, Donald
Subject: Reference - Cartography
Period: 2000 (published)
Publication: Parkstone Press
9.8 x 13 inches
24.9 x 33 cm
A lavishly illustrated survey of historic exploration that combines large color reproductions of ocean-going charts dating from the 13th to the 17th centuries with brief descriptive text. Sections present the charts that resulted from voyages around the New and Old worlds and include short assessments, which introduce the general reader to relevant themes, including navigation techniques, slavery, patrons and famous explorers. 264 pp, illustrations, hardcover with dustjacket.
One top corner bumped, else excellent.