Find Your Way Home--Bestselling Sat NavsPlan ahead and avoid traffic jams with one of our bestselling sat navs from top brands including TomTom and Garmin. We also stock a great range of up-to-date and fully-routable maps for your device, including popular destinations such as France, Portugal, North America and Scotland.
- Also check our best rated Photography Book reviews
The Sea Chart: The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational Charts Paperback – 28 Jun 2004
Special offers and product promotions
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
"The magnificent, enduring legacy which Lt Cdr John Blake, RN, has bequeathed to the world is one of those astonishing volumes which changes lives because it transforms the way history is viewed. Thank you, Lt Cmdr Blake. You have become the second Blake to bring nautical greatness to the Royal Navy!" --Defense & Foreign Affairs Special Analysis August 2009
" ... in this lustrous work, John Blake .... has assembled a mouth-watering collection with which to illuminate this history of cartography. --Classic Boat Magazine
"New books on sea charts are most welcome, especially when they contain material rarely or never previously published. John Blake has trawled a variety of chart collections ... and has put together a most interesting volume." --Navigation News
"As a Bridge Officer I always greatly enjoyed using those older surveys ..... and John Blake has produced a scholarly work, one of the most magnificent nooks I have seen for some time.
A MUST for all navigators and students of the history of navigation." --Gunline (Newsletter of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary)
".....John Blake's magnificently illustrated and informative book."
--Navy News --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
John Blake spent nearly seventeen years in the Royal Navy, including the role of navigator. In recent years has developed his intellectual licensing company Classics Licensing which was contracted in 1995 to represent the archives of the UK Hydrographic Office, the largest collection of maritime cartography in the world. He is also a keen maritime historian and writes and lectures internationally on the subject.
Top Customer Reviews
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is an interesting insight into our knowledge of the world and it's oceans.Published 10 months ago by P. T. Dawson
Excellent value. The author knows the subject well and explains each development clearly.
Is be a valuable addition to my bookcase,
Bought this book for my husband's birthday. He is very pleased with the quality and content.Published 12 months ago by Starlight
As the printed chart is giving way to electronic charts, this is a fascinating look at the history of charts with great illustrationsPublished 16 months ago by Capt.. Michael F. Kelly
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Art, Architecture & Photography > Photography
- Books > History > Military History > Armed Forces > Naval Forces
- Books > History > World History > Maritime History & Piracy
- Books > Reference > Transport
- Books > Science & Nature > Earth Sciences & Geography > Geography > Cartography, Geodesy & Geographic Information Systems
- Books > Science & Nature > Earth Sciences & Geography > Geography > History
- Books > Scientific, Technical & Medical > Earth Sciences
- Books > Society, Politics & Philosophy > Social Sciences > Archaeology > Maritime Archaeology
- Books > Sports, Hobbies & Games > Water Sports > Boating > Sailing
- Books > Travel & Holiday > Atlases & Maps > Special Interests > Road & Car