They Put out to Sea, The Story of the Map
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University of London Press, Ltd.
Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and globe design.
Good, a little shelf wear and a few marks, printed pages and illustrations clean.
Fair, some tearing and creasing around edges, spine is stained and marked.
1959 printing of 1947 first edition.
The text includes many black and white drawings by the author. Coloured depiction of Ptolemy's world map in endpapers, and accurate world map at end of text. 179pp.
An entertaining history of maritime exploration and the mapping of the world, written to appeal to a younger readership.