Naval operations and warfare were (and remain) a key element for mapping. This beautiful book looks at a series of key conflicts from the sixteenth century to the present day and explains how they were represented through mapping and how the maps produced helped naval commanders to plan their strategy.
There are plentiful maps and a good story to tell, both about naval history and about mapping at sea. Conflicts covered include the the American Revolution, Spanish Armada, the Napoleonic Wars, the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
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About the Author
Jeremy Black, Professor of History at Exeter University, graduated from Cambridge University with a Starred First and did graduate work at Oxford University before teaching at the University of Durham, and from 1996 at Exeter.
His two major fields of scholarship are military history and the history of cartography, and this book, like its companion volume, Maps of War, brings them together. Other recent books include Air Power, The Cold War, Holocaust: History and Memory, and Metropolis.
He has held visiting chairs at a number of American institutions including West Point and received the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society of Military History in 2008.