This book shows the history of charts and nautical maps from the earliest known examples to the one used in the Twentieth Century, with a special focus on the map makers and the methods of use from 1300 to 1900.
▹ The maps included are part of the collection owned by Barry Lawrence Rudeman Antique Maps Inc., the world leader institution for nautical maps. The reader can find in this book the most indicative of trends and ideas through time.
▹ Special focus on technical features, beauty, sophisticated content.
▹ For each example in the volume, the reader will find out how the maps where designed and created, as well as they were used during navigation or in preparation of the journey.
KATHERINE PARKER, fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society, is the Research Officer at Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc. She received her PhD in History from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. She has published in an array of scholarly journals and edited collections.
BARRY LAWRENCE RUDERMAN ANTIQUE MAPS INC. is located in La Jolla, California, and is a leading dealer of fine antique maps and atlases. It was established in 1992 and since then, it has earned a reputation for handling top-quality authentic antique maps