Atlas of Naval Warfare: An Atlas and Chronology of Conflict at Sea from Earliest Times to the Present Day - Helmut PemselLondon & Melbourne: Arms & Armour Press, 1977, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables ; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Appendices ;
From the cover: “The entire history of maritime warfare is described and charted in this masterly Atlas of Naval Warfare, from the wars of the ancient Greeks and Persians, through nearly 2,500 years of conflict at sea, to the operations in the Vietnamese and Indo-Pakistan Wars.
The major naval conflicts of history are all to be found in these pages, including: the wars of the ancient Greeks; the campaigns of the Romans; the spread of Islam; the Vikings; Lepanto; the Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch seaborne Empires; the Spanish Armada; the Anglo-Dutch wars of the seventeenth century; the war of the Spanish Succession; the Seven Years War; the American Revolution; the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars; Trafalgar; the American Civil War; the Sino-Japanese war; the Russo-Japanese war; the First World War; the Second World War; the Middle East Wars; Korea; Vietnam; the Indo-Pakistan War.
As well as these major events, lesser naval conflicts are included, enabling the reader to survey in one volume the whole vast sweep of maritime warfare. Over 250 maps — showing both campaigns and battles — are complemented by a precise chronological text, which is comprehensively indexed, enabling the reader to look up any naval battle in history with ease. There are also diagrams and tables, including lists showing comparative strengths of fleets, and a series of line drawings throughout the book, demonstrating the evolution of the warship from galley to nuclear submarine.
Atlas of Naval Warfare provides a uniquely complete work of reference — combining the merits of a visual encyclopedia with the accuracy of an authoritative chronology — and will be indispensable to all concerned with the history of war at sea.”