The UK Admiralty "Ocean Passages For The World, Second Edition (1923) is a very interesting volume along the lines of this thread. It contained combined/consolidated sailing masters wisdom of sailing conditions around the world. Later editions mostly shifted focus to power
and washed out the sailing insights. Prior to cornel's book, this was carried by most ocean cruising sailors; and it is sort of the origin of Cornel's book, which is a 'cookie-cutter - for dummies' version of the Admiralty one.
It had a number of fold-out charts
, one of which was truly fabulous showing the most used routes and the conditions to be expected on all the oceans in a very nice way. I believe editions up to 1973 retained these folds out charts even when the sailing info was washed out of the text.