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Skelton, R. A. (Raleigh Ashlin) 1906-1970

Overview
Works: 515 works in 1,607 publications in 6 languages and 17,509 library holdings
Genres: History  Early maps  Maps  Sources  Atlases  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Bibliographies  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Speaker, Annotator, Contributor, Adapter, Composer, Writer of accompanying material, Cartographer, Illustrator, Correspondent
Classifications: GA201, 910.09
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Most widely held works by R. A Skelton
The Vinland map and the Tartar relation by R. A Skelton( Book )

47 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facsimile of world map including Iceland, Greenland and Vinland, thought to have been compiled at Basle around 1440. Extensive comments and attempts at interpretation. History and description of manuscript
The discovery of North America by William Patterson Cumming( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery and exploration of the North American continent, from earliest references to the first permanent settlements (c.1634) as described by the explorers and delineated by contemporary Europeans. Includes the search for the Northwest Passage (1509-1632)
The Cabot voyages and Bristol discovery under Henry VII by James Alexander Williamson( )

24 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voyages of John and Sebastian Cabot and their English contemporaries were made, for the most part, in search of a westward passage to Asia, and they resulted in the revelation of North America. The evidences are printed here, with an indication of their origins. Some are obscure in meaning, incomplete in statement, or mutually contradictory; and we are left with the certainty that important documents have existed or may now exist, which are still unknown. Dr Williamson interprets the evidence we have. Parts of his undertaking are in the nature of detective work and he does not claim that his solutions are final, which would be impossible in the face of new evidence that may at any time occur. Cabot study is a continuing mental adventure. The maps are an important category of the evidence. Mr R.A. Skelton of the British Museum has contributed a treatment of them, authoritative in its explanations, and a valuable admonition on what can and cannot be expected of the material. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1962
Explorers' maps : chapters in the cartographic record of geographical discovery by R. A Skelton( Book )

53 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial history of exploration with more than 200 illustrations from maps used by the early explorers. Reprint of articles from "The Geographical Magazine", London
Maps: a historical survey of their study and collecting by R. A Skelton( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of cartography by Leo Bagrow( Book )

76 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in English and German and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the various maps of many periods and cultures
Decorative printed maps of the 15th to 18th centuries; a rev. ed. of Old decorative maps and charts by R. A Skelton( )

73 editions published between 1952 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revised edition of Old Decorative Maps and Charts by A.L. Humphreys
Magellan's voyage; a narrative account of the first circumnavigation by Antonio Pigafetta( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Øjenvidneberetning fra den første jordomsejling, skrevet af en af de 18 overlevende, Antonio Pigafetta (ca. 1480/91-ca. 1534)
Nautical charts on vellum in the Library of Congress by Library of Congress( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principall navigations, voiages, and discoveries of the English nation. Imprinted at London, 1589 by Richard Hakluyt( Book )

23 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain James Cook, after two hundred years : a commemorative address delivered before the Hakluyt Society by R. A Skelton( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meister der Kartographie by Leo Bagrow( Book )

40 editions published between 1963 and 1994 in German and English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmographia : Roma, 1478 by Ptolemy( )

28 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

County atlases of the British Isles, 1579-1850: a bibliography by R. A Skelton( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at an early map by R. A Skelton( Book )

13 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Journals of Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery. : Charts & views by James Cook( Book )

22 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prospect of the most famous parts of the world. London, 1627 by John Speed( )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570 by Abraham Ortelius( )

18 editions published in 1964 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum ("Theatre of the World") is considered to be the first true modern atlas. Written by Abraham Ortelius and originally printed in 1570, the book consists of descriptive texts and dozens of maps printed from copper plates. The atlas is sometimes referred to as the summary of 16th-century cartography. Many of the maps in this atlas were based upon sources that no longer exist or are extremely rare. Ortelius appended a unique source list (the "Catalogus Auctorum") identifying the names of contemporary cartographers, some of whom would otherwise have remained obscure
Geographia. Florence, 1482 by Francesco Berlinghieri( )

9 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light of navigation : Amsterdam 1612 by Willem Janszoon Blaeu( )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cabot voyages and Bristol discovery under Henry VII
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The Cabot voyages and Bristol discovery under Henry VIIHistory of cartographyMagellan's voyage; a narrative account of the first circumnavigationThe Journals of Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery. : Charts & views
Alternative Names
Ashlin-Skelton, Raleigh 1906-1970

Peter Skelton Skelton, Peter Raleigh Ashlin (1906–1970), cartographical historian

Raleigh Ashlin Skelton cartographe et historien

Raleigh Ashlin Skelton historiador británico

Skelton, Peter.

Skelton, Peter 1906-1970

Skelton, Peter Kartenhistoriker 1906-1970

Skelton, R. A.

Skelton, R. A. 1906-1970

Skelton, R.A. Kartenhistoriker 1906-1970

Skelton, R. A. Peter 1906-1970

Skelton, Raleigh A.

Skelton, Raleigh A. 1906-1970

Skelton, Raleigh A. (Raleigh Ashlin), 1906-1970

Skelton, Raleigh Ashlin.

Skelton, Raleigh Ashlin 1906-1970

Skelton, Raleigh Ashlin, 1907-1970

Skelton, Raleigh Ashlin Kartenhistoriker 1906-1970

Skelton, Raleigh Ashlin Peter 1906-1970

スケルトン, R. A

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Languages
English (481)

German (40)

Latin (40)

Japanese (3)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)