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Finding their way at sea : the story of portolan charts, the cartographers who drew them and the mariners who sailed by them / Richard Pflederer.

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Author/Creator:
Pflederer, Richard L.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Houten : HES & De Graaf, c2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • 167 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.), ports. ; 30 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-159) and index.
Contents:
  • Beginnings
  • Systems of geography : grids and radials
  • Seamen and scientists : the practical vs. the theoretical
  • Navigation and cartography : a symbiotic relationship
  • An imperfect technology
  • Ports
  • Cartographers and mariners
  • Beyond the Mediterranean Sea and into the Atlantic
  • The Indian Ocean and onwards to the Orient
  • The transition to modern admiralty charts
  • Appendix : survey of the scholarly literature of the subject.
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ISBN:
9061944902
9789061944904

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