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Early Mapping of the Pacific (The Epic Story of Seafarers, Adventurers and Cartographers Who Mapped the Earth's Greatest Ocean)

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Overview

Take a journey back to the uncharted oceans with the most celebrated European explorers!

Interest in Southeast Asian history and culture is higher than ever before. Ancient cartography of Oceania holds mysteries as old as time—were these early ocean maps molded as much by fantasy as fact? Early Mapping of the Pacific bravely delves into all the questions surrounding the history of maps.

The Pacific Ocean remained a mystery to mapmakers until the latter part of the eighteenth century. This book traces the European exploration and charting of the vast ocean through a cornucopia of beautiful maps stretching from Japan on the northwest, through Juan Fernandez Island on the southeast, with the various islands of Oceania the primary focus. It follows the history of mapmaking from Classical times up to the turn of the twentieth century. The ancient seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia, and were the Pacific's true pioneers, left no maps. They still helped make cartography history, thanks to the navigational genius their descendants passed to European visitors. Thus, the Pacific as we now know it was formally born when the colonization of America partitioned the seas between Europe and Asia into two.

This gorgeous edition presents nearly 300 rare Asia maps and early prints, compiled by expert Thomas Suarez.

Topics addressed 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
You, too, can share in the wonder of these explorers' vast geographical and cultural discoveries, and the voyages that led to them, in this comprehensive cartography book.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Thomas Suarez
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    224
    Publisher:
    Periplus Editions (HK) ltd. (April 15, 2004)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780794600921
    ISBN-10:
    0794600921
    Weight:
    55.66oz
    Dimensions:
    9" x 12" x 0.8"
    Case Pack:
    10
    File:
    Eloquence-Simon_11012017_003347_COMPLETE_onix21-20171101c.xml
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    $37.00
    Folder:
    Eloquence
    List Price:
    $50.00
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