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The mapping of power in Renaissance Italy : painted cartographic cycles in social and intellectual context

Mark Rosen (Author)
"[This book bridges] ... the disciplines of art history and the histories of science, cartography, and geography to closely examine surviving Italian painted maps that were commissioned during a period better known for its printed maps and atlases. Challenging the belief that maps are strictly neutral or technical markers of geographic progress, this well-illustrated study investigates the symbolic and propagandistic dimensions of these painted maps as products of the competitive and ambitious European court culture that produced them." Dust jacket
Print Book, English, 2015
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2015