Maps of the seas From the Middle Ages to the 19th century
Ever since man has been sailing, the sea has exerted attraction and fascination. Between the desire to travel the world and bellicose ambition, knowledge of the seas and oceans became a major issue and the need to represent them became apparent from the beginning of the Middle Ages.
This book traces the fabulous history of nautical maps and atlases from the first portulans in the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century. Historical testimonies of the great explorations and the evolution of maritime knowledge, these maps still fascinate today by their finesse of execution and the richness of their illustrations.
Embark on an immobile voyage, at the mercy of these 90 exceptional nautical charts.
- Dimensions :
- 27,5 x 31,8 x 2,2 cm
- Museum :
- Musée des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
- Size of the book :
- Broché avec Rabat
- EAN :
- Reference :
- Diffuseur :