Title: Maritime Political Boundaries of the World. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Methuen, London, 1985, ISBN:0416417507 1985
ISBN Number: 0416417507 / 9780416417500
Seller ID: 24282
PRESCOTT, J.R.V. The Maritime Political Boundaries of the World. London : Methuen, (1985).First Edition. Pp (),[vii]-xv,(3), -377,(5). Maps in text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering on black panel to spine.
John Robert Victor Prescott.
"This book addresses the often vexed question of national maritime claims and the delimitation of international maritime boundaries. The number of undelimited international maritime boundaries is much larger than the number of agreed lines. The two boundaries that define the marine domain of coastal states are examined. First the baselines along the coast may consist of low-water lines or straight lines or a combination of both. When straight lines are used they define the seaward limit of the state's internal waters. Second the outer limits of claims to territorial seas, contiguous zones and exclusive economic zones are measured from the baselines. All states will have to delimit at least one international boundary with a neighbouring state, whether adjacent or opposite. In confined seas no state canclaim the full entitlement and must negotiate international boundaries with all neighbours. Many states bordering oceans can claim the full entitlement seawards, although they will need to delimit national boundaries with adjacent neighbours."
1. Political geographers and the oceans;
2. The physical nature of oceans and coasts;
3. National maritime claims;
4. International maritime boundaries;
5. International maritime zones;
6. The Indian Ocean;
7. The south Pacific Ocean;
8. The South China Sea;
9. The north Pacific Ocean;
10. The Arctic Ocean and associated seas;
11. The Baltic, North and Irish Seas;
12. The Mediterranean and Black Seas;
13. The Atlantic Ocean;
14. The Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
Very good in worn dustjacket. 50.00