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

Author(s): John Blake

World History

To sail the oceans needed skill as well as courage, and the sea chart was the tool by which ships of trade, transport or conquest navigated their course. This book looks at the history and development of the chart and the nautical map as a means of safe and accurate seaborne navigation.


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The delivery of the content, balanced with beautiful illustrations of early charts, makes The Sea Chart a great addition to any seafarer's nautical library. Lifeboat Magazine.

Lieutenant-Commander John Blake, FRIN, spent twelve years in the Royal Navy, including in the role of navigator.

General Fields

  • : 9781844860630
  • : Anova Books
  • : Conway Maritime Press Ltd
  • : July 2009
  • : 300mm X 280mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 150 colour illustrations
  • : Maritime history; Historical geography; Navigation & seamanship; Maps, charts & atlases
  • : 160
  • : 623.892209
  • : Paperback
  • : John Blake