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Monarchs, ministers, and maps : the emergence of cartography as a tool of government in early modern Europe, edited by David Buisseret

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Monarchs, ministers, and maps : the emergence of cartography as a tool of government in early modern Europe
Title
Monarchs, ministers, and maps
Title remainder
the emergence of cartography as a tool of government in early modern Europe
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Buisseret
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Language
eng
Summary
"These diverse essays investigate political factors behind the rapid development of cartography in Renaissance Europe and its impact on emerging European nations." "By 1500 a few rulers had already discovered that better knowledge of their lands would strengthen their control over them; by 1550, the cartographer's art had become an important instrument for bringing territories under the control of centralized government. Throughout the following century increasing governmental reliance on maps demanded greater accuracy and more sophisticated techniques." "This volume, a detailed survey of the political uses of cartography between 1400 and 1700 in Europe, answers these questions: When did monarchs and ministers begin to perceive that maps could be useful in government? For what purposes were maps commissioned? How accurate and useful were they? How did cartographic knowledge strengthen the hand of government?" "By focusing on particular places and periods in early modern Europe, the chapters offer new insights into the growth of cartography as a science, the impetus behind these developments - often rulers attempting to expand their power - and the role of mapmaking in European history. The essay on Poland reveals that cartographic progress came only under the impetus of powerful rulers; another explores the French monarchy's role in the burst of scientific cartography that marked the opening of the "splendid century." Additional chapters discuss the profound influence of cartographic ideas on the English aristocracy during the sixteenth century, the relation of progress in mapmaking to imperialistic goals of the Spanish and Austrian Habsburgs, and the supposed primacy of Italian mapmaking following the Renaissance." "Contributors to this volume are Peter Barber, David Buisseret, John Marino, Michael J. Mikos, Geoffrey Parker, and James Vann. These essays were originally presented as the Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library."--Jacket
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DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Buisseret, David
Series statement
Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., lectures in the history of cartography
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Cartography
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Monarchs, ministers, and maps : the emergence of cartography as a tool of government in early modern Europe, edited by David Buisseret
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Administrative mapping in the Italian states / John Marino -- England I : pageantry, defense, and government : maps at court to 1550 / Peter Barber -- England II : monarchs, ministers, and maps, 1550-1625 / Peter Barber -- Monarchs, ministers, and maps in France before the accession of Louis XIV / David Buisseret -- Maps and ministers : the Spanish Habsburgs / Geoffrey Parker -- Mapping under the Austrian Habsburgs / James Vann -- Monarchs and magnates : maps of Poland in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries / Michael J. Mikoś
Control code
24502064
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 189 pages
Isbn
9780226079875
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (8 color), maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1591154
Label
Monarchs, ministers, and maps : the emergence of cartography as a tool of government in early modern Europe, edited by David Buisseret
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Administrative mapping in the Italian states / John Marino -- England I : pageantry, defense, and government : maps at court to 1550 / Peter Barber -- England II : monarchs, ministers, and maps, 1550-1625 / Peter Barber -- Monarchs, ministers, and maps in France before the accession of Louis XIV / David Buisseret -- Maps and ministers : the Spanish Habsburgs / Geoffrey Parker -- Mapping under the Austrian Habsburgs / James Vann -- Monarchs and magnates : maps of Poland in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries / Michael J. Mikoś
Control code
24502064
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 189 pages
Isbn
9780226079875
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (8 color), maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1591154

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