THE MAPPING OF BERMUDA. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED MAPS & CHARTS 1548-1970. THIRD REVISED EDITION, EDITED BY R. V. TOOLEY.

Palmer, Margaret.


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Paget, Bermuda, 3rd ed., Revised, 1988. 31 (text) & 40 +(1) pp., 41 maps & charts + 3 ills in text. Blue morocco-grained cloth ; gilt. 27 x 21cm. FINE. First published in 1964, with a second edition in 1974, this is the revised edition of 1988 brought up to date. Bermuda is comprised of a complex group of islands in the Atlantic, some 22 miles long and shaped like a fish hook. The coastline is extremely hazardous and innumerable shipwrecks are dotted along its shorelines. A British colony since the 17th century, a naval dockyard was established during the Napoleonic Wars and was only abandoned in 1951. Many land and sea surveys, resulting in maps and charts, have been carried out from that made by Giacomo Gastaldi in 1548, right down to Ordnance Surveys and Admiralty Charts in the 20th century. This book provides a bibliography of printed maps and charts from 1548 to 1970 accompanied by 41 illustrated examples. FINE copy.


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