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Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1965. Hardcover, 9" x 5¾", with dust jacket. Ours is an ex-library copy in transparent protective covering, with usual stamps, stickers, barcode, pocket etc. GOOD book in GOOD unclipped dust jacket. Dark-blue cloth-bound boards with gold type to spine, 5 full-colour photographs, 11 b&w photos, 41 maps and line drawings, appendices, bibliography, and index.This book is a rare combination of scholarship, nautical knowledge and extreme readability.The story of exploration by sea from the voyages of ancient Egyptians to the twentieth century - but not just the well-known explorers (Magellan, Cook), but a number of lesser-known figures (Gil Eannes, Quiros, William Barents). Several chapters devoted to Arctic and Antarctic voyages.