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The self-made map : cartographic writing in early modern France

Author: Tom Conley
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : University of Minnesota Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Self-Made Map argues that during the Renaissance in France a ‘new cartographic impulse’ affected both the ‘graphic and imaginary forms of literature.’ In this wide-ranging and fascinating work, Tom Conley demonstrates that as new maps were plotted during this period, a new sense of self emerged, one defined in part by the relationship of the self to space. Conley traces the explosion of interest in mapmaking
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Conley
ISBN: 9780816674480 0816674485 0816627002 9780816627004
OCLC Number: 34658812
Description: xiii, 372 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Franco-Burgundian backgrounds: some figural relations with space --
The letter and the grid: Geoffroy Tory --
Oronce Finé: a well-rounded signature --
Words à la carte: a Rabelaisian map == An insular moment: from cosmography to ethnography --
An atlas evolves: Maurice Bouguereau, Le théâtre françoys --
Montaigne: a political geography of the self --
La Popelinière and Descartes: signatures in perspective --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Tom Conley.

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Illuminates the connection between literature, identity, and mapmaking in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century France..  Read more...

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