The Norie Atlas and the Guano Trade

the Noire Marine Atlas

Explore John Norie’s unique Marine Atlas, a book of sea charts dating to the early 19th century. Uncover the historical context of the guano and nitrate trades, in which many of the swiftest and strongest 19th-century American square-rigged sailing ships participated.  The Atlas will be augmented by images and models of American clipper ships; pamphlets of the Pacific Guano Company of Woods Hole, Massachusetts; nitrate voyage track charts acquired from a member of the International Association of Cape Horners; and associated materials.