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The world map, 1300-1492 : the persistence of tradition and transformation

Author: Evelyn Edson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press ; Sante Fe, N.M. : Published in association with the Center for American Places, 2007.
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This engaging and informative study reveals how the ingenuity, creativity, and adaptability of these craftsmen helped pave the way for an age of discovery.

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Edson, Evelyn.
World map, 1300-1492.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press ; Sante Fe, N.M. : Published in association with the Center for American Places, 2007
(DLC) 2006030067
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Edson
ISBN: 9781421404301 1421404303
OCLC Number: 794701459
Language Note: English.
Notes: OldControl:muse9781421404301.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 300 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction : Andrea Bianco's three maps --
The world view of the mappamundi in the thirteenth century --
Marine charts and sailing directions --
Sea chart and mappamundi in the fourteenth century --
Merchants, missionaries, and travel writers --
The recovery of Ptolemy's Geography --
Fra Mauro : the debate on the map --
The persistence of tradition in fifteenth-century world maps --
The transformation of the world map --
Conclusion : The world map transformed.
Responsibility: Evelyn Edson.
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