folio. pp. 224. 285 maps (many colour) & a few other illus. biblio. index. bds. dw. Vancouver & Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, under the auspices of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization, .
ISBN: 11550548654 / 9781550548655
Over five hundred years of maps depicting the North Pacific Ocean and the lands that border it have been collected into this new atlas by Derek Hayes, author of the critically acclaimed Historical Atlas of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. From antique charts of the sixteenth century to modern satellite images, this atlas presents Dutch, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, American, Spanish, French and British Maps collected from archives and libraries around the world. It covers the major voyages of exploration of Magellan, Bering, Cook, Vancouver, Perry and others, and includes modern satellite, computer-generated, and other images that show the nature of the ocean and the seabed in astounding detail. Each of the 285 maps in this amazing new collection helps tell the story of how the secrets of the enigmatic North Pacific Ocean have been probed and revealed.