Author: John Blake (Lieutenant Commander.)Publish On: 2005
Travelling along the coastline the book displays a beautiful collection of charts containing a wealth of information about Britain's maritime history and the story of charting and surveying itself.
Author: John Blake (Lieutenant Commander.)
Category: Technology & Engineering
Sea Charts of the British Isles takes the reader on a circumnavigation of 'these sceptred isles', as Shakespeare referred to them, to explore, through the chart, this mulititude of sea ports, fishing and commercial harbours, naval bases and dockyards, and sea-side havens that have supported local life, and defended and imported for the populace at large. Travelling along the coastline the book displays a beautiful collection of charts containing a wealth of information about Britain's maritime history and the story of charting and surveying itself. The great names in British chart-making are all included, such as Captain Greenvile Collins, Professor Murdoch Mackenzie and his nephew of the same name, Graeme Spence and William Bligh. Between them they created the first structured attempts to survey and chart particular areas of the coast of mainland Britain as well as the more remote islands. Examples include several from Collins' 'Great Britain's Coastal Pilot', such as charts of Edinburgh and the Forth, the Orkney Islands, the coast of Ireland and the River Thames; the Chart of the Coast of Wales in St George's Channel and that of Milford Haven by Lewis Morris; The River Clyde and Glasgow by John Watt; and the Observation by Trinity House Pilots and Surveyors of the Downs covering the coast of Kent and the Goodwin Sands, as well as charts by other well-known European chart-makers such as the magnificent example of the Coast of England from Dover to the Isle of Wight showing the Cinque Ports by Lucas Janszoon Wagenaer that dates from 1583. Maritime archives such as the Admiralty Library, the National Maritime Museum, the Pepys Library, the UK Hydrographic Office and the National Archives have yielded up their unseen nautical records to portray the development of the sea chart in our own coastal waters, and each is explained through extensive captions.
This book looks at the history and development of the chart and the related nautical map, in both scientific and aesthetic terms, as a means of safe and accurate seaborne navigation.
Author: John Blake
Publisher: Anova Books
Category: Discoveries in geography
To sail the oceans needed skill as well as courage and experience, and the sea chart with, where appropriate, the coastal view, was the tool by which ships of trade, transport or conquest navigated their course. This book looks at the history and development of the chart and the related nautical map, in both scientific and aesthetic terms, as a means of safe and accurate seaborne navigation. The Italian merchant-venturers of the early thirteenth century developed the earliest portulan pilot charts of the Mediterranean. The subsequent speed of exploration by European seafarers, encompassing the New World, the extraordinary voyages around the Cape of Good Hope and the opening up of the trade to the East, India and the Spice Islands were both a result of the development of the sea chart and additionally as an aid to that development. By the eighteenth century the discovery and charting of the coasts and oceans of the globe had become a strategic naval and commercial requirement. Such involvements led to Cook s voyages in the Pacific, the search for the Northwest Passage and races to the Arctic and Antarctic. The volume is arranged along chronological and then geographical lines. Each of the ten chapters is split into two distinct halves examining the history of the charting of a particular region and the context under which such charting took place following which specific navigational charts and views together with other relevant illustrations are presented. Key figures or milestones in the history of charting are then presented in stand-alone story box features.
Author: United States. Defense Mapping AgencyPublish On: 1994
REGION 3 COASTAL CHARTS Stock Number Title Scale = 1: 35000 British Isles
1,500,000 35008 North Sea—Northern Sheet 750,000 35009 Hartlepool to
Moray Firth 387,970 35011 Western Approaches to the Orkney and Shetland
Author: United States. National Aeronautical Charting OfficePublish On: 2001
5 REGION 3 COASTAL CHARTS Stock Number Title Scale = 1 : 35000 British Isles 1,500,000 35008 North Sea - Northern Sheet 750,000 35009 387,970
35016 Hartlepool to Moray Firth Scotland - West Coast Banks West of the
Author: United States. National Aeronautical Charting Office
Author: United States. Defense Mapping AgencyPublish On: 1994
REGION 3 COASTAL CHARTS Stock Number Title Scale = 1 : 35000 INT . 160 , British Isles 1,500,000 35008 North Sea - Northern Sheet 750,000 387,970
35009 Hartlepool to Moray Firth INT , 1061 , Scotland - West Coast 35016
( D 5.350 : 22290/986 ) , 89-1850 Nautical charts Atlantic Coast ( British Isles ) British Isles . Great Britain . Hydrographic Dept. ( D 5.344 : 160 ) , 89-1840 North
Atlantic Ocean , western approaches to the British Isles / Great Britain .
This prototype sea chart of the British Isles by Jacob 540 X 640 mm Colom
initially appeared in his pilot guide De Vyerighe Colom From : De Groote
Lichtende Ofte Vyerighe Colom ... in 1632. Although less well developed than the
general A ...
The British Isles are surrounded by seas, and a natural interest in sailing is
reflected in the many charts in these archives. From earliest times, mariners
carried maps in their minds, and from around the 14th century they began to
commit these ...
Author: Rose Mitchell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in time - fascinating for what they tell us about the way our ancestors saw themselves, their neighbours and their place in the world. This magnificent collection, drawn from seven centuries of maps held in the National Archives at Kew, looks at a variety of maps, from those found in 14th Century manuscripts, through early estate maps, to sea charts, maps used in military campaigns, and maps from treaties. The text explores who the mapmakers were, the purposes for which the maps were made, and what it tells us about the politics of the time. Great images are accompanied by compelling stories. Featured is a woodcut map of 16th Century London, a map of where the bombs fell during the Second World War, and a map the first American settlers' drew when they were attempting to establish a new empire on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina. Richly illustrated with large scale reproductions of the maps, the book also includes some of the more amusing or esoteric maps from the National Archives, such as the map of the Great Exhibition in 1851 that was presented on a lady's glove, a London Underground map in the form of a cucumber, and a Treasure Island map used to advertise National Savings. This is a fascinating and unusual journey through the world of maps and mapmakers.
:Admiralty Charts , 28 Maps in 1 Vol . fol . ... Baltic Sea , and adjacent Countries ,
from the Admiralty Chart , with reference to Sir Charles Napier ' s course , by B . R
. Davies . 1854 . ... BRITISH ISLES :Admiralty Charts of the British Isles .
:Admiralty Charts , 28 Maps in 1 Vol . fol . 1852-4 ... Baltic Sea , and adjacent
Countries , from the Admiralty Chart , with reference to Sir Charles Napier's
course , by B. R. Davies . 1854 . ... BRITISH ISLES :Admiralty Charts of the British Isles .
A Guide to the Location of Pre-1900 Maps of the British Isles Preserved in the United Kingdom and Ireland Helen Wallis, ... annotated with coastal and other
information , together with additional manuscript maps and charts mainly of
Author: Helen Wallis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Great Britain and Ireland enjoy a rich cartographic heritage, yet historians have not made full use of early maps in their writings and research. This is partly due to a lack of information about exactly which maps are available. With the publication of this volume from the Royal Historical Society, we now have a comprehensive guide to the early maps of Great Britain. The book is divided into two parts: part one describes the history and purpose of maps in a series of short essays on the early mapping of the British Isles; part two comprises a guide to the collections, national and regional. Now available from Cambridge University Press, this volume provides an essential reference tool for anyone requiring to access maps of the British Isles dating back to the medieval period and beyond.
Maps,. England,. and. the. Sea. Alfred Hiatt Two theories, both inherited from
classical Greek and Roman scientific texts ... both of these learned models
contributed to the conceptualisation of the position of the British Isles in relation to
the sea, ...
Author: Sebastian I. Sobecki
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Category: Literary Criticism
Local and imperial, insular and expansive, both English yet British: geographically and culturally, the sea continues to shape changing models of Englishness. This volume traces the many literary origins of insular identity from local communities to the entire archipelago, laying open the continuities and disruptions in the sea's relationship with English identity in a British context. Ranging from the beginnings of insular literature to Victorian medievalisms, the subjects treated include King Arthur's struggle with muddy banks, the afterlife of Edgar's forged charters, Old English homilies and narratives of migration, Welsh and English ideas about Chester, Anglo-Norman views of the sea in the Vie de St Edmund and Waldef, post-Conquest cartography, The Book of Margery Kempe, the works of the Irish Stopford Brooke, and the making of an Anglo-British identity in Victorian Britain.BR>Sebastian Sobecki is Professor of Medieval English Literature and Culture at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Contributors: Sebastian Sobecki, Winfried Rudolf, Fabienne Michelet, Catherine A.M. Clarke, Judith Weiss, Kathy Lavezzo, Alfred Hiatt, Jonathan Hsy, Chris Jones, Joanne Parker, David Wallace
CLAUSSON , CLAUDIUS COLUMBUS , CHRISTOPHER Collins's chart of
Dartmouth , a port ... appointed by Samuel Pepys , secretary of the British
Admiralty , to survey the coasts of the British Isles and make new nautical charts .
Great Britain had become a maritime power but produced few printed sea charts
of its own .
Author: Rebecca Stefoff
Category: Atlases and Maps
This guide to maps and map-making combines dictionary and encyclopaedia formats to provide a comprehensive, accessible reference to geography and mapping. Over 350 entries are arranged alphabetically for ease of use, and illustrations include maps from all periods, portraits, and drawings or diagrams illustrating technical topics. Biographical entries include colourful details and anecdotes as well as the important facts about each individual's contribution to cartography. Most entries include suggestions for further reading and are cross-referenced to other articles.