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[Stick chart of the Marshall Islands] [cartographic material]
Bib ID 4775669
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
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Scale Scale not given (E 165°23'--E 171°55'/N 12°14'--N 4°38'). 
Description [Majuro, Marshall Islands : s.n., 1974?] 
1 model : wood ; 55 x 56 cm. 
Notes

Square rebbelib stick chart used by the Marshallese to navigate the Pacific Ocean by canoe off the coast of the Marshall Islands. Indicates sailing directions for atolls and islands in both the Ratak (eastern) and Ralik (western) chains of the Marshall Islands. Seashells depict the atoll and island locations. Atoll and island names are typed on strips of paper which are glued onto the wooden sticks. Each straight stick represents regular currents or waves around the low lying atolls while the curved sticks depict ocean swells.

Title devised by cataloguer.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-232466882

Stick chart acquired by Gerard Sellars at Majuro, Marshall Islands in 1974.

Subjects Nautical charts -- Marshall Islands.  |  Nautical instruments -- Marshall Islands.  |  Marshall Islands -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1974 

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