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Charts of War

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Description for Charts of War Hardcover. Provides an illustrated account of the role that charts have played in planning, preventing, conducting and recording war on water. An introduction discusses the major themes with regard to naval warfare, navigation, and chart-making. The first chapter covers the period from earliest recorded history to the fifteenth century. Num Pages: 160 pages, 150 illustrations. BIC Classification: HBTM; JWF; TRLN; WTRM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 313 x 290 x 17. Weight in Grams: 1306.
John Blake has drawn on his extensive knowledge of some of the most impressive collections in the world, such as the UKHO in Britain, the Library of Congress in the USA, the Scheepvaart Museum in the Netherlands and the Biblioteca Maritima in Spain, together with his experience in the Royal Navy, to produce a fascinating illustrated account of the role that charts have played in planning, preventing, conducting and recording war at sea. Chapters are divided as follows. * Chapter I: The Ancient Chart; * Chapter II: The Renaissance Chart; * Chapter III: American Gold; * Chapter IV: The Ancien ... Read more

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About John Blake
Lieutenant-Commander John Blake, FRIN, spent twelve years in the Royal Navy. He has worked extensively with the UK Hydrographic Office, the producers of Admiralty Charts, and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. John is the author of the acclaimed Conway publications The Sea Chart (2003) and Sea Charts of the British Isles (2005). His research interests span ... Read more

Reviews for Charts of War
From the Battle of Salamis in the 5th century BC to the Falklands campaign of 1982 - and many campaigns in between are illustrated in this exquisitely produced book.
Peter Davies
The Times
This lavishly illustrated book .... some of the charts are works of art .... the book's range is impressive.
David Forrest
Geographical ... Read more

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