[PAST EVENT] Finding Their Way At Sea: The Story of Early Sea Charts

April 9, 2013
Swem Library, Botetourt Theatre, Ground Floor
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
The story of sea charts, and of manuscript portolan charts in particular, is intimately intertwined with the history of the western world during some of the most significant and eventful periods of recorded history. Author Richard Pflederer will discuss how through these charts, we can trace developments in trade and warfare, exploration and colonial domination from the late medieval period through the Renaissance and into the Age of European Englightenment. Light refreshments served. Pflederer is the author of Finding Their Way At Sea: The Story of the Portolan Charts, the Cartographers Who Drew Them and the Mariners Who Sailed By Them. RSVPs requested.

[[tcback,Tami Back]], (757) 221-3127. Please [[swemrsvp, RSVP]] by April 5.