Historic Maritime Maps
written by Donald Wigal
Parkstone Press | ISBN 9781859956939
Hardback – 256 pages
Part of the Magnus Collection series.
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This book presents a selection of ocean-going charts dating from the 13th century to the 17th century. Though rudimentary, they bear excellent witness to the achievements of early European navigators, and to their determination to explore the ends of the Earth. What the charts may lack in geographical accuracy, they undoubtedly make up for in their charm. And of course they are invaluable as historical records. Recounting the epic journeys of maritime exploration, from Erik the Red to Robert Peary, author Donald Wigal leads us gently and pleasurably from 'Terra Incognita' to the 'World As We Know It'.