|Title||:||The Discovery of the Sea: An Illustrated History of Men, Ships and the Sea in the 15th and 16th Centuries|
|Format Type||:||Unknown Binding|
|Number of Pages||:||302 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Discovery of the Sea: An Illustrated History of Men, Ships and the Sea in the 15th and 16th Centuries Reviews
I read small portions of this book, skimmed larger portions, and looked through the index to try and figure out if any portion of this book would be useful for the specific information I wanted out of it. But England doesn't actually show up in the index, and I am working on a project about fishing in early modern England, so basically this book provided a general world background, but virtually no immediately applicable information. One good reference I did find was that by the late 14th century prosperous Italian cities had begun overfishing their Mediterranean fishing grounds and begun importing fish from the North Atlantic and Baltic seas, which means they probably had some contact with English fishing fleets, which were beginning to expand their fishing ranges in the 15th century. However, the book doesn't specify that there was trade with English fishermen, though I know from other sources that by the 16th century English fishing in Newfoundland and elsewhere in the North Atlantic was bringing in substantial money from European trade.
interesting, but a little dry. great old maps and illustrations however.