The Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks (Illustrated Book of Historical Sailor Explorers, Nautical Travel Gift)

The Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks (Illustrated Book of Historical Sailor Explorers, Nautical Travel Gift)


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In this remarkable collection of illustrated private journals, log books, letters, and diaries, The Sea Journal follows the voyages of intrepid sailors.

This captivating book contains firsthand records by a great range of travelers of their encounters with strange creatures and new lands—full of dangers and delights, pleasures and perils.

The Sea Journal includes historical figures like Antonio Pigafetta, an Italian who sailed with Magellan; Tupia, a Tahitian who joined Captain Cook's first voyage; buccaneer Bartholomew Sharp, who menaced the Spanish Main; and Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.

• With 60+ biographical portraits accompanied by colorful sketches and maps, each story unfolds in an exciting way.
• Explore adventures from the frozen polar wastes to the South Seas paradise islands.
• Readers meet a fascinating cast of real characters: officers and crew, cooks and whalers, surgeons and artists, explorers and adventurers.

A collection of rare and exquisite firsthand records of ocean voyages around the world and in different ages, The Sea Journal provides a fascinating insight into exploration and adventure at sea.

The records—sourced from libraries, archives, and private collections, as well as family heirlooms, and assembled together for the first time—evoke the thrill of discovery and the spirit of the sea.

• A gorgeous compilation of sketches by travelers and explorers of many nationalities and eras
• A wonderful gift for history buffs, map enthusiasts, artists, journal-keepers, coastal tourists and residents, people interested in the sea and exploration, and anyone with an adventurer's spirit
• Great for those who enjoyed Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman; Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery by David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, and Rea Alexandratos; and Breverton's Nautical Curiosities: A Book Of The Sea by Terry Breverton

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452181158
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 02/11/2020
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 493,350
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Huw Lewis-Jones, PhD, is a historian of exploration who travels regularly in the Arctic and Antarctica as a polar guide. He was formerly curator at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, and the National Maritime Museum, London. He is the author of several books on the ocean and exploration, including Explorers' Sketchbooks. He lives by the sea in Cornwall, England.

Captain Don Walsh USN (RET), PhD, is an oceanographer, explorer, and former submarine captain. In 2001, he was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering. He is currently the honorary president of the Explorers Club.

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