Early mapping of the Pacific : the epic story of seafarers, adventurers, and cartographers who mapped the Earth's greatest ocean / Thomas Su�arez.Material type: BookPublisher: Singapore : North Clarendon, VT : Periplus ; distributed by Tuttle Publishing, Copyright date: �2014Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780794608040; 0794608043.Subject(s): Cartography -- Pacific Ocean -- History | Pacific Ocean -- Maps -- Early works to 1800 | Cartography | Pacific OceanGenre/Form: Early works. | History. | Maps.
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Take a journey back to the uncharted oceans with the most celebrated European explorers!
Interest in Southeast Asian history and culture is higher than ever before. Ancient cartography of Oceania holds mysteries as old as time--were these early ocean maps molded as much by fantasy as fact? Early Mapping of the Pacific bravely delves into all the questions surrounding the history of maps.
The Pacific Ocean remained a mystery to mapmakers until the latter part of the eighteenth century. This book traces the European exploration and charting of the vast ocean through a cornucopia of beautiful maps stretching from Japan on the northwest, through Juan Fernandez Island on the southeast, with the various islands of Oceania the primary focus. It follows the history of mapmaking from Classical times up to the turn of the twentieth century. The ancient seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia, and were the Pacific's true pioneers, left no maps. They still helped make cartography history, thanks to the navigational genius their descendants passed to European visitors. Thus, the Pacific as we now know it was formally born when the colonization of America partitioned the seas between Europe and Asia into two.
This gorgeous edition presents nearly 300 rare Asia maps and early prints, compiled by expert Thomas Suarez.
Topics addressed include: The Pacific Islands and Their People Mariners, Mapmakers and the Great Ocean The Pacific Evolves after Magellan In the Wake of the Solomon Islands Earliest Mapping of Australia and New Zealand The Age of Enlightenment The Three Voyages of James Cook The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii Micronesia, the Elusive Isles Surveyors, Whalers, and Missionaries You, too, can share in the wonder of these explorers' vast geographical and cultural discoveries, and the voyages that led to them, in this comprehensive cartography book.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-219) and index.
The Pacific Islands and their people -- Mariners, mapmakers, and the Great Ocean -- The Pacific evolves after Magellan -- In the wake of the Solomon Islands -- Earliest mapping of Australia and New Zealand -- The Age of Enlightenment -- The three voyages of James Cook -- The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii -- The eighteenth century after Cook -- Micronesia, the elusive isles -- Surveyors, whalers, and missionaries.
The Pacific Islands and Their People -- Human Settlers -- The European Record -- Pacific Settlement: Deliberate or Accidental? -- Cosmology -- Indigenous Maps -- Pacific Regions -- Mariners, Mapmakers, and the Great Ocean -- Early Cartographic Traces -- The Discovery of America Defines the Pacific -- Two Patterns of Early Pacific Mapping -- On the Eve of Magellan -- The Pacific's East-West Breadth -- The Pacific's North-South Limits -- Terra Australis and Other Enticements -- The Pacific Evolves after Magellan -- Medieval Lore Mixes with New Discoveries -- In the Wake of the Solomon Islands -- The Solomons on Printed Maps -- Francis Drake's Circumnavigation -- The Marquesas: Mendana's Second Expedition -- Quiros and Torres -- Earliest Mapping of Australia and New Zealand -- Mapping the Dutch Discovery of Australia -- The "Pacific" Land of Beach -- Jacob Le Maire -- Abel Tasman -- The Age of Enlightenment -- The English Map Trade -- Scientists and Buccaneers -- Literary Pacific Landscapes -- Further Searches for Terra Australis -- The European Discovery of Easter Island and Samoa -- A Renaissance of English Voyages -- Bougainville Follows the English Lead -- Thomas Forrest in the Western Pacific -- The Three Voyages of James Cook -- The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii -- Tahiti and the Mapping of the Cosmos -- The Tahitian Navigator, Tupaia -- Later Explorers and Missionaries Map Tahiti -- The European Discovery of Tahiti -- Do Maps Record Hawaii before Cook? -- Missionaries and the Mapping of Hawaii.