Early Mapping of the Pacific: The Epic Story of Seafarers, Adventurers and Cartographers Who Mapped the Earth's Greatest Ocean

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C. E. Tuttle, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 224 pages
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Fully illustrated history of the Pacific Ocean from Portuguese mariners to 20th century explorers that includes a cornucopia of rare and beautiful maps of the Pacific Ocean, in particular ,of Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia, and New Zealand, among other Pacific Islands and territories. The text traces the exploration, and charting of the great ocean, and follows the story from classical times through the turn of the twentieth century, telling the tales of seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia and were the Pacific's greatest explorers.

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Pacific Ocean John Tallis ca 1851
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The Pacific Islands and Their People 11 Marshallese stick chart twentieth century
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Thomas Suarez is a well-known authority on early maps whose previous books include Early Mapping of Southeast Asia (Periplus,2000), which has become a standard work in the field. He has served as curator and advisor for collections and exhibitions dealing with the history of cartography, and has been an important source for early maps for the past twenty-five years.

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