Atlas Maior of 1665


Author: Joan Blaeu,Peter van der Krogt

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 9783836524117

Category: Art

Page: 512

View: 7624

Three and a half centuries before Google Maps there was... Joan Blaeu's atlas, the finest ever published "There can be few books out there more jaw-droppingly gorgeous than this extraordinary Atlas. The reprint more than does justice to Blaeu's masterpiece." TNT Magazine, London The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was Joan Blaeu's exceptional Atlas Maior, completed in 1665. The original 11-volume Latin edition, containing 536 maps, put Blaeu ahead of his staunch competitor, mapmaker Johannes Janssonius, whose rivalry inspired Blaeu to produce a grandiose edition of the largest and most complete atlas to date. Covering Arctica, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, Blaeu's Atlas Maior was a remarkable achievement and remains to this day one of history's finest examples of mapmaking. This reprint is made from the National Library of Vienna's complete, colored, gold-heightened copy, thus assuring the best possible detail and quality. The book's introduction, by the University of Utrecht's Peter van der Krogt, discusses the historical and cultural context and significance of the atlas; Krogt also provides detailed descriptions of the maps, allowing modern readers to fully appreciate Blaeu's masterwork. Text in English, French, and German

Atlas der erfundenen Orte

Die größten Irrtümer und Lügen auf Landkarten


Author: Edward Brooke-Hitching

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423432446

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1074

Zu schön, um wahr zu sein Kalifornien als Insel, versunkene Königreiche und das irdische Paradies – diese und andere gefühlte Fakten haben Kartografen quer durch die Jahrhunderte fein säuberlich in ihren Atlanten festgehalten. Dabei hatten manche dieser Phantome ein erstaunlich langes Leben. Nach einer im 17. Jahrhundert der Phantasie entsprungenen Insel im Golf von Mexiko etwa hat man bis 2009 gesucht. Dann gab man sich geschlagen. Wo nahm der Irrglaube seinen Anfang? Warum wurden geografische Orte aufgezeichnet, die es gar nicht gab? Und was faszinierte die Menschen an all den bizarren Geschichten und Gestalten? Die hier vorgestellten historischen Karten präsentieren neben mancher tatsächlichen Entdeckung von Reisenden und Forschern vor allem Erfindungen und Irrtümer. Zusammen mit spannenden Begleittexten ergeben sie ein amüsantes Buch zum Blättern, Staunen und Wundern.

The Sovereign Map

Theoretical Approaches in Cartography Throughout History


Author: Christian Jacob,Edward H. Dahl

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226389537

Category: History

Page: 417

View: 9204

A novel work in the history of cartography, The Sovereign Map argues that maps are as much about thinking as seeing, as much about the art of persuasion as the science of geography. As a classicist, Christian Jacob brings a fresh eye to his subject—which includes maps from Greek Antiquity to the twentieth century—and provides a theoretical approach to investigating the power of maps to inform, persuade, and inspire the imagination. Beginning with a historical overview of maps and their creation—from those traced in the dirt by primitive hands to the monumental Dutch atlases and ornate maps on Italian palace walls—Jacob goes on to consider the visual components of cartography: the decorative periphery, geometric grid, topographical lines, dots, details of iconographic figures, and many other aspects. Considering text on maps—titles, toponyms, legends, and keys—Jacob proposes that writing can both clarify and interfere with a map's visual presentation. Finally Jacob examines the role of the viewer in decoding a map's meaning and the role of society in defining the power of maps as authoritative depictions of space. Innovative in its philosophical motivation and its interdisciplinary approach to looking at and writing about maps, The Sovereign Map is eagerly awaited by scholars from many different fields.

The Islamic Manuscript Tradition

Ten Centuries of Book Arts in Indiana University Collections


Author: Christiane J. Gruber

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253353777

Category: Art

Page: 281

View: 3096

Over the course of ten centuries, Islam developed a rich written heritage that is visible in paintings, calligraphies, and manuscripts. The Islamic Manuscript Tradition explores this aspect of Islamic history with studies of the materials and tools of literate culture, including pens, inks, and papers, Qur'ans, Persian and Mughal illustrated manuscripts, Ottoman devotional works, cartographical manuscripts, printed books, and Islamic erotica. Seven essays present new scholarship on a wide range of topics including collection, miniaturization, illustrated devotional books, the history of the printing press in Islamic lands, and the presence and function of erotic paintings. This beautifully produced volume includes 111 color illustrations and provides a valuable new resource for students and scholars of Islamic art.


Die abenteuerliche Geschichte der Entdeckung und Vermessung der Welt


Author: Wolfgang Seidel


ISBN: 3732502589

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1775

Früher glaubten die Menschen, die Erde sei eine Scheibe. Dann kamen Seefahrer wie Kolumbus oder Vasco da Gama, und mit ihren Entdeckungen veränderte sich auch unser Bild von der Welt. In diesem Buch erzählt Wolfgang Seidel die 5000-jährige Geschichte der Entdeckung und Erforschung von Himmel und Erde: Von den mythischen Weltbildern, wie sie sich in der Himmelsscheibe von Nebra, der Geografie des Ptolemäus, den Radkarten des Mittelalters oder in Tempelanlagen wie Angkor Vat widerspiegeln, bis hin zu den Raumsonden der Gegenwart, die das All vermessen. Wer wissen will, ob die Römer schon Stadtpläne kannten, wie die Beringstraße zu ihrem Namen kam, wer die Ringe des Saturn entdeckte oder wie die berühmte Expedition von Lewis und Clark zum Pazifik verlief, der braucht dieses E-Book.

A History of the World in Twelve Maps


Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846145708

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 9126

Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps. Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world - whether the Jerusalem-centred Christian perspective of the 14th century Hereford Mappa Mundi or the Peters projection of the 1970s which aimed to give due weight to 'the third world'. Although the way we map our surroundings is once more changing dramatically, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been - but that they continue to make arguments and propositions about the world, and to recreate, shape and mediate our view of it. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.

The Bookshop of the World

Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age


Author: Andrew Pettegree,Arthur der Weduwen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0300230079


Page: 496

View: 4382

The untold story of how the Dutch conquered the European book market and became the world's greatest bibliophiles The Dutch Golden Age has long been seen as the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer, whose paintings captured the public imagination and came to represent the marvel that was the Dutch Republic. Yet there is another, largely overlooked marvel in the Dutch world of the seventeenth century: books. In this fascinating account, Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen show how the Dutch produced many more books than pictures and bought and owned more books per capita than any other part of Europe. Key innovations in marketing, book auctions, and newspaper advertising brought stability to a market where elsewhere publishers faced bankruptcy, and created a population uniquely well-informed and politically engaged. This book tells for the first time the remarkable story of the Dutch conquest of the European book world and shows the true extent to which these pious, prosperous, quarrelsome, and generous people were shaped by what they read.

The Atlas Blaeu-van Der Hem of the Austrian National Library: The world of a seventeenth-century collector, the Atlas Blaeu-van der Hem


Author: N.A

Publisher: Hes & De Graff Pub B V


Category: History

Page: 395

View: 4600

In The World of a Seventeenth-Century Collector, Erlend de Groot describes the life and works of the Dutch lawyer Laurens van der Hem (1621-1678) as the collector and composer of the famous Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem. He gives a unique insight in the relations of a collector and his decisions in collecting and composing his well-known 46 volumes copy of Blaeu's famous Atlas Major and placing the Atlas in its historical, cultural and artistic context. De Groot describes the life and family of Van der Hem, followed by chapters about the prints and drawings and an historical survey. Furthermore the assembly of the atlas and the contents and arangements of the atlas are described. He completes his work with accounts of the history of collector's atlases in the Netherlands and the purpose and significance of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem. The book is completed with a bibliography and indices of persons and of plates discussed in this work from the Atlas Blaeu-van der Hem.Extend your series of the Catalogue of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem of the Austrian National Library. Illustrated and annotated catalogue, now with this additional 7th volume about the world of the collector Laurens van der Hem.

Atlas Maior 1665 - England, Schottland und Irland

Aus der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Wien


Author: Joan Blaeu,P. C. J. van der Krogt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822851043

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 7646

Maps of England, Ireland, and Scotland from Joan Blaeu's exquisite world atlas of 1665 The finest and most comprehensive baroque atlas was Joan Blaeu's exceptional Atlas Maior, completed in 1665. The original eleven-volume Latin edition, containing 594 maps, put Blaeu ahead of his staunch competitor, mapmaker Joanes Janssonius, whose rivalry inspired Blaeu to produce a grandiose edition of the largest and most complete atlas to date. Covering Arctica, Europe, Africa, Asia, and America, Blaeu's Atlas Maior was a remarkable achievement and remains to this day one of history's finest examples of mapmaking. This reprint, including all 58 maps of England and 55 maps of Scotland and Ireland, is made from the National Library of Vienna's colored, gold-heightened copy, thus assuring the best possible detail and quality. Alongside original quotes from Joan Blaeu relating to the individual maps, the new text by Peter van der Krogt explains the historical and cultural associations and introduces the reader into the fascinating world of early modern cartography. The text is in English, French and German. The author: Peter van der Krogt, the leading expert in the field of Dutch atlases, is a collaborator on the Explokart Research Program for the History of Cartography at the University of Utrecht's Faculty of Geosciences. Since 1990 he has been working on Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, the carto-bibliography of atlases published in the Netherlands. His second project is the compilation, in co-operation with the Nijmegen University, of an illustrated and annotated catalogue of the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem, the most important multi-volume atlas preserved in the Austrian National Library, which wasadded to Unesco's ?Memory of the World? register in 2004.