Thomas Suárez. Early Mapping of the Pacific.
London, 2004. Cloth.
The Pacific Ocean remained a mystery to mapmakers until the latter part of the eighteenth century. This book traces the European exploration and charting of the vast ocean through a cornucopia of beautiful maps stretching from Japan on the northwest, through Juan Fernandez Island on the southeast, with the various islands of Oceania the primary focusn contemporaries as well as by Western exploration and cartography.