Charting The Sea


Technology and History of Navigation

Charting the Sea covers two major eras of Pacific maritime history; the Age of Exploration and the Age of Science.  San Diego, once an object of European discovery, is now a hub for expeditions into the depths of the world’s oceans. Although these stories are separated by hundreds of years, they follow the same path of human achievement through the discovery of new places and new technology. Instruments, maps and charts are featured in this exhibit.