Format Maps
Location Marshall Islands
Language English
Subjects Aids to Navigation
Marshall Islands
Nautical Charts
Title
[Marshall Islands stick chart, Mattang type].
Created / Published
[Majuro, Marshall Islands : s.n., 192-?]
Subject Headings
-  Nautical charts--Marshall Islands
-  Aids to navigation--Marshall Islands
-  Marshall Islands
Notes
-  Title and date supplied by cataloger.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
-  Model housed in a cloth covered box with a clear plastic cover. DLC
-  "This class of stick chart was used as a training aid and represents no particular geographical area. They were usually symmetrical in shape. The shells represent any island and the pattern of waves are shown as they converge or are deflected from the island. An ancient Marshallese navigator could determine from his stick chart the relative location of his outrigger canoe in relation to the specific wave patterns observed and thence continue his voyage to his island destination." -- Label attached to shadow box.
Medium
1 model : wood, shells ; 74 x 91 cm.
Call Number
G9461.P5 1920 .M2
Repository
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
g9461p ct003133 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g9461p.ct003133
Library of Congress Catalog Number
2010586180
http://lccn.loc.gov/2010586180


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