Historical Sea Charts
Visions and Voyages Through the Ages
By Katherine Parker (Author), Barry Ruderman (Author)
As with many historical objects, nautical charts are admired today for their charm and aesthetic appeal. The maps in Historical Sea Charts are part of the collection owned by Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc., the world's leading institution for nautical maps. The reader can find in this book the most indicative of trends and ideas through time. For each example in the volume, the reader will find out how the maps were designed and created, as well as how they were used during navigation or in preparation of a journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
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 is the owner of Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc. (RareMaps.com). Founded in 1992, the firm is the largest online antique map dealer in the world, with over 10,000 maps, charts, city plans, and atlases. The site also features a research archive of over 60,000 online images and descriptions. Barry Ruderman is one of the founding friends of the David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University and the sponsor of the Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography held there biennially. He is the author or co-author of a number of articles on antique maps and the antique map trade.