This book presents a selection of ocean-going charts dating from the 13th century to the 17th century. Rudimentary they may perforce be, but they bear excellent witness to the achievements of the early European navigators, and to their determination to explore the ends of the Earth.
What the charts may lack in geographical accuracy, they undoubtedly make up for in their charm. And of course they are invaluable as historical records. Recounting the epic journeys of maritime exploration, from Erik the Red to Robert Peary, author Donald Wigal leads us gently and pleasurably from Terra Incognita to the World As We Know It.
Donald Wigal teaches history, art, theology, and music at the University of Dayton, Ohio, and at Mary Rogers College, New York. Fascinated by the documentation of former centuries, he was one of the notable contributors on the history of art to the Academic American Encyclopedia, and has also written a number of biographies about historical personalities.
Thank you and welcome!
You successfully subscribed to Parkstone International Newsletter.