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Trading territories : mapping the early modern world

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 1997.
Series: Picturing history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Trading Territories is a beautifully illustrated book which offers a new account of the status of maps and geographical knowledge in the early modern world.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brotton, Jerry.
Trading territories.
London : Reaktion Books, 1997
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Brotton
ISBN: 9781861894526 186189452X
OCLC Number: 465019994
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 An Empire Built on Water: The Cartography of the Early Portuguese Discoveries; 3 Disorienting the East: The Geography of the Ottoman Empire; 4 Cunning Cosmographers: Mapping the Moluccas; 5 Plotting and Projecting: The Geography of Mercator and Ortelius; 6 Conclusion; References; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Picturing history.
Responsibility: Jerry Brotton.


In this generously illustrated book, Jerry Brotton documents the dramatic changes in the nature of geographical representation which took place during the sixteenth century, explaining how much they  Read more...


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"In this outstanding study of maps and mapping, Jerry Brotton reveals a dynamism in the transaction between East and West beyond anything we have previously appreciated."-Lisa Jardine, Queen Mary and Read more...

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