The Makers of the Blueback Charts: A History of Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd. by Susanna Fisher 0000-00-00 00:00:00

eBook Best Deals & PDF Download The Makers of the Blueback Charts: A History of Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd.

by Susanna Fisher
Book Views: 6
The Makers of the Blueback Charts: A History of Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd. by Susanna Fisher
Author
Susanna Fisher
Publisher
Seaworthy Publications Inc.
Date of release
Pages
158
ISBN
9780852884584
Binding
Hardcover
Illustrations
Format
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC
Rating
3
39
Verified safe to download
See available formats

Book review

From the eighteenth century navigators relied on nautical charts produced by a handful of chart makers and instrument sellers working in the city of London. These privately produced charts, or 'bluebacks' as they were known because of the tough blue manilla paper on which they were mounted, were in circulation amongst the merchant fleets of the World until the Second World War. Susanna Fisher's meticulously researched history tells the story of the families and companies that dominated this trade from the 1750's until the present day. The makers of the blueback charts were amongst the great map publishers of their day and names like Sayer, Laurie and Findlay are well known to anyone who has an interest in old sea charts. The high and low fortunes of their businesses and the London world in which they lived and work is colourfully portrayed. The story of private chart making is also more or less the history of Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd which is the descendent of the old publishing firms and to this day flourishes as the leading private publisher of nautical charts and pilot books. This fascinating history is well timed and its publication marks the forthcoming centenary of Imrays as well as being the definitive account of the story of private chart publication in England.

Find and Download Book — The Makers of the Blueback Charts: A History of Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson Ltd.

Click one of share button to proceed download:
Choose server for download:
Download
Get It!
File size:10 mb
Estimated time:1 min
If not downloading or you getting an error:
  • Try another server.
  • Try to reload page — press F5 on keyboard.
  • Clear browser cache.
  • Clear browser cookies.
  • Try other browser.
  • If you still getting an error — please contact us and we will fix this error ASAP.
Sorry for inconvenience!
For authors or copyright holders
Amazon Affiliate

Go to Removal form

Leave a comment

Readers reviews