The Sea Chart: The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational Charts

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Conway Maritime, 2009 - Discoveries in geography - 160 pages
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This volume looks at the history and development of the chart and the related nautical map, in both scientific and aesthetic terms, as a means of safe and accurate seaborne navigation. Key figures or milestones in the history of charting are presented in stand-alone story box features.

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About the author (2009)

Lieutenant-Commander John Blake, FRIN, spent twelve years in the Royal Navy. He has worked extensively with the UK Hydrographic Office, the producers of Admiralty Charts, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. John is the author of the acclaimed Conway publications The Sea Chart (2003) and Sea Charts of the British Isles (2005). His research interests span the maritime world, from nautical charts and surveying to merchant shipping.

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