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Coastal Place-Name Enigmas on Early Charts and in Early Sailing Directions

By W A R Richardson


Those 14th, 15th, and 16th century mariners who could read almost certainly relied much more upon sailing directions (Rutters) than upon charts. Illiterate ones relied mainly upon practical experience, the lead-line and compass, some knowledge of the heavens, and upon sailing directions learned by rote

Topics: Maritime history, Maritime navigation, Cartography, Mapmaking, England, Bill Richardson
Publisher: The English Place-Name Society
Year: 1997
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