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Unformatted text preview: B. Mappaemundi 1. Portrayal of world on parchment 2. Used to constructed memory systems 3. Shows old knowledge as well as new C. Portolans 1. Mariners’ maps 2. Created in late 12 th /early 13 th century 3. Precise maps to navigate from one port to another port with compass D. The Recovery of Ptolemy 1. Ptolemy’s Geography brought back in 15 th century 2. #1 on Humanist Top 100 3. Everybody had to have it E. Dividing the globe 1. Constructing around Ptolemaic grid in 1494 Humanist Florence and Discovery A. Brunelleschi’s Lantern 1. Made Florence better than other ancient cities 2. Toscanelli helped him and made big sundial out of it B. Toscanelli, Ptolemy, Lisbon, and Columbus 1. Toscanelli thought you could get to China by sailing through Atlantic a. This info got to Lisbon, then Portugal; turns out he’s wrong, fucked Columbus over...
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- Fall '07
- Cartography, Saragossa Paolo Toscanelli, B. Toscanelli