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A useful summary in map format with an adjacent text concerning the main episodes in maritime history. Of particular relevance are the sections covering the Norse voyages, the discovery of America, the search for the Northwest Passage, the voyages of Captain James Cook, North Atlantic trade routes and the slave trade, and the Second World War and the Battle of the Atlantic. D. 500-1600. Samuel Eliot Morison. New York: Oxford University Press, 1971. 712p. maps. bibliog. A history of exploration in the North Atlantic Ocean from St.
In the case of the Faroes I have stressed language and literature which form the basis of Faroese nationalism. Listings for the Canaries, Madeira and the Azores are weighted more heavily towards the interests of the visitor. Not many travellers journey to the South Atlantic islands of St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha and Ascension Island, and my choice here tends to reflect both their history and wild life. One consequence of Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982, and the subsequent reoccupation of the islands by the British has been an eruption of books and articles covering not only the campaign itself but the economic and political future of the islands.
1951). Over 200 notable maps are reproduced in black-and-white and colour. Chapters 10 and 11 cover the cartography of the great discoveries and nautical cartography in the 16th century. They include numerous references to, and reproductions of, early Atlantic charts ranging from a woodcut of Ptolemy's Oceanus occidentalis (1513) to the more sophisticated charts of the Atlantic in the late 16th century associated with the sailing directions in seabooks. 13 A history of geographical discovery and exploration.