Title:The Sea Chart : An Historical Survey based on the Collections in the National Maritime Museum. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1973, ISBN:070306028 1973
ISBN Number: 070306028
Seller ID: 85832
HOWSE, Derek, and Michael SANDERSON. The Sea Chart : An Historical Survey based on the Collections in the National Maritime Museum. With an Introduction by Rear-Admiral G.S. Ritchie. New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1973). First Edition. Pp -144. Illustrated. Index. Double Column. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine.
"No book can discuss and illustrate all the contributions to our knowledge of marine cartography over the centuries. But the authors have succinctly pointed to the significant developments in the history of chartmaking by commenting in detail on sixty of the more interesting examples of charts drawn from one of the world's richest collections, the National Maritime Museum. Every major nation involved in ocean hydrography is covered, as are many areas of the world. Their work is illustrated by reproduction in both color and black and white of beautifully executed manuscript and printed charts, which range over four centuries of history. An historical introduction by an acknowledged authority sets the whole story in accurate perspective. Detailed bibliographies to each commentary and a comprehensive index add to the great value of a work that will become a standard reference for maritime historians and geographers." - from the dustjacket.