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Early Mapping of the Pacific

SUAREZ, THOMAS

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ISBN 10: 0794600921 / ISBN 13: 9780794600921
Published by Periplus Editions, Singapore, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Printed pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. Book lightly bumped at base of spine, else fine. Previous owner's name in black ink top right corner of half title. Richly illustrated throughout. A like new copy in a jacket protector. Size: Large 8 Vo. Bookseller Inventory # 19944

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Title: Early Mapping of the Pacific

Publisher: Periplus Editions, Singapore

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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Synopsis:

With dozens of rare color maps and other documents, Early Mapping of the Pacific follows the story of map-making, exploration and colonization in the Pacific Ocean.

It covers the history of ocean exploration from 16th century Portuguese mariners to 20th century explorers and includes a cornucopia of rare and beautiful maps of the Pacific Ocean, in particular, of Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand, among other Pacific Islands and territories. Early Mapping of the Pacific traces the exploration and charting of the great ocean through cartography, following the story from classical times through the turn of the twentieth century, telling the tales of seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia and were the Pacific's greatest explorers.

Chapters include:

  • The Pacific Islands and Their People
  • Mariners, Mapmakers and the Great Ocean
  • The Pacific Evolves after Magellan
  • In the Wake of the Solomon Islands
  • Earliest Mapping of Australia and New Zealand
  • The Age of Enlightenment
  • The Three Voyages of James Cook
  • The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii
  • Micronesia, the Elusive Isles
  • Surveyors, Whalers and Missionaries

From the Publisher:

With Krakatoa proving to be a volcanic event in publishing, interest in Pacific Ocean maps is higher than ever before. But while current maps are useful, the antique maps truly fascinate. Ancient maps of Oceania hold mysteries as old as time - were these early guides molded as much by fantasy as fact? Why did mapmakers take liberties with some of their subjects? Early Mapping of the Pacific bravely delves into these questions.

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