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The Resource The mapmakers' quest : depicting new worlds in Renaissance Europe, David Buisseret

The mapmakers' quest : depicting new worlds in Renaissance Europe, David Buisseret

Label
The mapmakers' quest : depicting new worlds in Renaissance Europe
Title
The mapmakers' quest
Title remainder
depicting new worlds in Renaissance Europe
Statement of responsibility
David Buisseret
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1400 Europe was almost entirely without maps, but by 1650 had witnessed an explosion in cartography that was to change the course of European history. This book shows how Europe managed to overtake the pre-eminent countries in early map-making, such as China and Japan, to become the world leader in the quest for accurate maps."
  • "David Buisseret explores these advances and the major implications that maps had for Europe, from the growth of cities to the development of the countryside; overseas exploration to the control of armies; and from politics to war. The excitement about the possibilities of map-making not only engaged the attention of famous artists and architects such as Albrecht Durer, Leonardo da Vinci, and Christopher Wren, but also launched the careers of cartographers like Gerard Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, and Christopher Saxton
  • David Buisseret reveals the influence of classical antiquity, new styles in painting, the European monarchs, and emerging economic forces, arguing that these elements came together to forge an astonishingly powerful new type of imagery, whose influence can still be felt today."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buisseret, David
Dewey number
526.00903
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cartography
  • Cartography
  • Cartography
Label
The mapmakers' quest : depicting new worlds in Renaissance Europe, David Buisseret
Instantiates
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
Introduction : maping during the Middle Ages -- The influence of ancient Greece and Rome -- The painterly origins of some European mapping, 1420-1650 -- Cartography among the ruling European elites, 1450-1650 -- Mapping in the expansion of Europe, 1400-1700 -- The maps drawn during the military revolution, 1500-1800 -- Mapping countryside and town in the new economies, 1570-1800 -- Conclusion : the accelerating use of maps
Control code
51668514
Dimensions
16 x 24 cm
Extent
xxi, 227 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780192100535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Label
The mapmakers' quest : depicting new worlds in Renaissance Europe, 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
Introduction : maping during the Middle Ages -- The influence of ancient Greece and Rome -- The painterly origins of some European mapping, 1420-1650 -- Cartography among the ruling European elites, 1450-1650 -- Mapping in the expansion of Europe, 1400-1700 -- The maps drawn during the military revolution, 1500-1800 -- Mapping countryside and town in the new economies, 1570-1800 -- Conclusion : the accelerating use of maps
Control code
51668514
Dimensions
16 x 24 cm
Extent
xxi, 227 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780192100535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)

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