Northampton on the Welsh Coast? Some Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century Sailing Directions
Richardson, W A R
Cambrian Archaeological Association
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.
Maritime history, Maritime navigation, Cartography, Mapmaking, England, Bill Richardson, Wales
Richardson, W.A.R. 1995. Northampton on the Welsh Coast? Some Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century Sailing Directions. Archaeologia Cambrensis 144 (1995) , 204-223.