by A.H.W. Robinson
Leicester University Press, 1962.
large format hardback [28x23cm]. 222 pages + 42 half-tone plates reproducing old charts.
ex-university library, but very clean, with no internal stamps apart from end-papers and verso of title-page. a little marking to the binding.
an important study of the British sea chart, from the earliest examples from the early years of Henry VIII, to the accurate coastal surveys promoted and directed by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort in the mid-nineteenth century.