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The Sea Chart: The Illustrated History of Nautical Maps and Navigational Charts Paperback – 28 Jun 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Conway Maritime Press Ltd (28 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085177945X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1577151043
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 29.2 x 31.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,547,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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.

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Love all books of maps and this is a belter...
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I bought The Sea Chart to give as a present so have only had a quick peek inside............it looks like a lovely book.Lavish and colourful illustrations give the book a quality appearance and feel while the text seems extremely detailed and very well written.The author John Blake has done a splendid job and can be justifiably proud of this comprehensive endeavour !
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Having read this book's review in the Forces Pensions Society magazine, I subsequently bought it for my son's birthday. He is a cartographer for the oil industry. He was absolutely delighted with it. It was a far better present than the sports car I bought him twenty years ago - it caught fire and burnt out the following day!.
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I ordered this book for my husband, as he is interested in all things nautical, he even had a boat for a while. He is really pleased with it and 'dips' into it almost every day. I have had a look myself, and I did find it quite interesting, but I prefer other types of books.
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a short but well chosen history of navigation charts. Really, to be recommanded to every armchair or real time mariner
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