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The mapmaker's quest : depicting new worlds in Renaissance Europe

Author: David Buisseret
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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"In 1400 Europe was almost entirely without maps, but by 1650 had witnessed an explosion in cartography that was to change the course of European history. This book shows how Europe managed to overtake the pre-eminent countries in early map-making, such as China and Japan, to become the world leader in the quest for accurate maps."
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Buisseret, David.
Mapmaker's quest.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003467546
(OCoLC)51668514
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Buisseret
ISBN: 9780191538711 019153871X
OCLC Number: 784964148
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 227 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Introduction : maping during the Middle Ages --
The influence of ancient Greece and Rome --
The painterly origins of some European mapping, 1420-1650 --
Cartography among the ruling European elites, 1450-1650 --
Mapping in the expansion of Europe, 1400-1700 --
The maps drawn during the military revolution, 1500-1800 --
Mapping countryside and town in the new economies, 1570-1800 --
Conclusion : the accelerating use of maps.
Responsibility: David Buisseret.
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Between 1400 and 1600, Europe began to appreciate the power and uses of cartography. This work seeks to understand this development - and, especially, to assess the ways in which such use affected  Read more...

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