Northampton on the Welsh Coast? Some Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century Sailing Directions

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1995
Authors
Richardson, W A R
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Cambrian Archaeological Association
Abstract
Those fourteenth-, fifteenth- and sixteenth-century mariners who were literate almost certainly relied much more upon sailing directions than upon charts. A mere glance at some of the earliest surviving charts of areas other than the Mediterranean and the Black Sea will show why, for they amounted to little more than aides-memoires.
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Maritime history, Maritime navigation, Cartography, Mapmaking, England, Bill Richardson, Wales
Citation
Richardson, W.A.R. 1995. Northampton on the Welsh Coast? Some Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century Sailing Directions. Archaeologia Cambrensis 144 (1995) [1998], 204-223.