The World For A King

Author: Chet Van Duzer
Editor: British Library Board
ISBN: 9780712356183
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Maps of the Dieppe school, commissioned for wealthy households rather than for use in navigation, often presented explorers' latest discoveries alongside fantastical creatures and allusions to myth. In 1550 cartographer Pierre Desceliers presented to France's King Henry II one such map, a work of extraordinary beauty and value showing the world as it was known at the time. This map, one of the most important of the Dieppe school, includes descriptions of French attempts to colonize Canada and the conquest of Peru by the Spanish in addition to descriptions of the legendary king Prester John in Ethiopia and a race of Amazons in Russia. The World for a King reproduces this beautiful map at real size in forty-two sections, each accompanied by detailed explanatory notes. Chet Van Duzer's fascinating text situates the map in context among Desceliers's other surviving works; analyses the map's many illustrations of people, animals and cities; discusses its curious hypothetical southern continent; and includes translations of all the long descriptive texts on the map. A removable large-scale reproduction of the entire map is included as an insert in the back of the book.

The Curious Map Book

Author: Ashley Baynton-Williams
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ISBN: 9780712356190
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Mapmaking has always been a serious business, whether surveying property limits, marking international boundaries or plotting lines of travel. Yet cartographers of all periods had a sense of humour, and mapmakers often used their artistic talents to create maps not for strictly geographical purposes but for the pleasure and entertainment of others. In this book, an expert cartographic researcher uncovers 100 curious, entertaining maps, drawn mainly from the unrivalled map collection in the British Library.

East Coast Of North America 1550 From The World Map By Pierre Desceliers

Author: Pierre Desceliers
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The World Of The Book

Author: Des Cowley
Editor: The Miegunyah Press
ISBN: 0522853781
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Celebration of the book drawing on the collections of the State Library of Victoria.

The Discovery Of North America

Author: William Patterson Cumming
Editor: New York: American Heritage Press
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Intertidal History In Island Southeast Asia

Author: Jennifer L. Gaynor
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0877272301
File Size: 79,27 MB
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Intertidal History in Island Southeast Asia shows the vital part maritime Southeast Asians played in struggles against domination of the seventeenth-century spice trade by local and European rivals. Looking beyond the narrative of competing mercantile empires, it draws on European and Southeast Asian sources to illustrate Sama sea people's alliances and intermarriage with the sultanate of Makassar and the Bugis realm of Boné. Contrasting with later portrayals of the Sama as stateless pirates and sea gypsies, this history of shifting political and interethnic ties among the people of Sulawesi’s littorals and its land-based realms, along with their shared interests on distant coasts, exemplifies how regional maritime dynamics interacted with social and political worlds above the high-water mark.

Black Africans In Renaissance Europe

Author: Thomas Foster Earle
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521815826
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Princes And Princely Culture

Author: Martin Gosman
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004135727
File Size: 61,71 MB
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The essays in this volume discuss princely courts north of the Alps and Pyrenees between 1450-1650 as focal points for products of medieval and renaissance culture such as literature, music, political ideology, social and governmental structures, the fine arts and devotional practice.

The Canadian Historical Review

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The Globe

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Descelier S World Map 1550

Author: MapQuest.com, Incorporated
Editor: GeoSystems
ISBN: 9781879856684
File Size: 59,85 MB
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These richly decorated antique reproduction maps from Wychwood Editions, England, offer a fascinating selection of Medieval and Renaissance depictions of the world. Beautiful, decorative and artistic, each map provides a unique insight into the culture, history, and scientific development of its day. Summarizing the "Age of Discovery, " this ornate manuscript map of the Renaissance features folklore and scholarship.

Crucial Maps In The Early Cartography And Place Nomenclature Of The Atlantic Coast Of Canada

Author: Royal Society of Canada
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D Liberations Et M Moires De La Soci T Royale Du Canada

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Nomina

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La Trobe Library Journal

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Descelier S World Map 1550

Author: MapQuest.com, Incorporated
Editor: GeoSystems
ISBN: 9781572622135
File Size: 55,62 MB
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These richly decorated antique reproduction maps from Wychwood Editions, England, offer a fascinating selection of Medieval and Renaissance depictions of the world. Beautiful, decorative and artistic, each map provides a unique insight into the culture, history, and scientific development of its day. Summarizing the "Age of Discovery, " this ornate manuscript map of the Renaissance features folklore and scholarship.

Henricus Martellus S World Map At Yale C 1491

Author: Chet Van Duzer
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319768409
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This book presents groundbreaking new research on a fifteenth-century world map by Henricus Martellus, c. 1491, now at Yale. The importance of the map had long been suspected, but it was essentially unstudiable because the texts on it had faded to illegibility. Multispectral imaging of the map, performed with NEH support in 2014, rendered its texts legible for the first time, leading to renewed study of the map by the author. This volume provides transcriptions, translations, and commentary on the Latin texts on the map, particularly their sources, as well as the place names in several regions. This leads to a demonstration of a very close relationship between the Martellus map and Martin Waldseemüller’s famous map of 1507. One of the most exciting discoveries on the map is in the hinterlands of southern Africa. The information there comes from African sources; the map is thus a unique and supremely important document regarding African cartography in the fifteenth century. This book is essential reading for digital humanitarians and historians of cartography.

Monograph Series

Author: United States Catholic Historical Society
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Samuel De Champlain Before 1604

Author: Samuel de Champlain
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ISBN: 9780773537569
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The World Map Of Pierre Desceliers 1550

Author: MapQuest.com, Incorporated
Editor: Interarts
ISBN: 9781879856394
File Size: 39,82 MB
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These richly decorated antique reproduction maps from Wychwood Editions, England, offer a fascinating selection of Medieval and Renaissance depictions of the world. Beautiful, decorative and artistic, each map provides a unique insight into the culture, history, and scientific development of its day. Summarizing the "Age of Discovery, " this ornate manuscript map of the Renaissance features folklore and scholarship.