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Map [Marshall Islands stick chart, Mattang type].

About this Item

Title

  • [Marshall Islands stick chart, Mattang type].

Created / Published

  • [Majuro, Marshall Islands : s.n., 192-?]

Headings

  • -  Nautical charts--Marshall Islands
  • -  Aids to navigation--Marshall Islands--Maps
  • -  Marshall Islands--Maps
  • -  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.
  • -  "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/Physical Location

  • G9461.P5 1920 .M2

Repository

  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2010586180

Online Format

  • image

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IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.

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Marshall Islands stick chart, Mattang type. [Majuro, Marshall Islands: s.n., 192-?, 1920] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010586180/.

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(1920) Marshall Islands stick chart, Mattang type. [Majuro, Marshall Islands: s.n., 192-?] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010586180/.

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Marshall Islands stick chart, Mattang type. [Majuro, Marshall Islands: s.n., 192-?, 1920] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2010586180/>.