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America : early maps of the new world

Author: Hans Wolff; Susi Colin; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.; et al
Publisher: Munich : Prestel ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by the Neues Pub. Co., ©1992.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Amerika. English.
America.
Munich : Prestel ; New York : Distributed in the USA and Canada by the Neues Pub. Co., ©1992
(OCoLC)756425860
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Wolff; Susi Colin; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.; et al
ISBN: 3791312324 9783791312323 3791312073 9783791312071
OCLC Number: 28067909
Notes: Translated from the German.
Exhibition held Apr. 10-June 27, 1992.
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 x 30 cm
Contents: The Acquisition of Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 Globe Gores by the Bavarian State Library / Franz Georg Kaltwasser --
The Conception of the World on the Eve of the Discovery of America --
Introduction / Hans Wolff --
America --
Early Images of the New World / Hans Wolff. The World in Books and Maps of the Fifteenth Century. Early Literature about America: "Zeytungen" (Broadsheets), Travel Reports, and Cosmographies. The Cosmography of Martin Waldseemuller. The Munich Portolan Charts. Famous Manuscript World Maps and Hand-Printed Globes of the Sixteenth Century. Sixteenth-Century Printed Maps of the World. Early Maps of America --
Newly Discovered Islands, Regions, and Peoples: The Letters of Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, and Hernan Cortes / Hans-Joachim Konig. The Fantastic and the Real: The Perception of the New World in the "Neue Zeytungen" / Hans-Joachim Konig --
Martin Waldseemuller: The Most Important Cosmographer in a Period of Dramatic Scientific Change / Hans Wolff --
The Munich Portolan Charts: Past and Present / Hans Wolff --
Trial and Error in the Mapping of America during the Early Modern Period / Uta Lindgren --
The Round Earth on a Flat Surface: World Map Projections before 1550 / Rudiger Finsterwalder --
Woodcutters and Cannibals: Brazilian Indians as Seen on Early Maps / Susi Colin --
Afterword / Hans Wolff.
Other Titles: Amerika.
Responsibility: edited by Hans Wolff on behalf of the Bavarian State Library ; [with contributions by Susi Colin ... et al. ; translated by Hugh Beyer and others].

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