The Science of Cartography

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Unformatted text preview: The Science of Cartography Names, Dates, Terms • Claudius Ptolemy, d. Alexandria 161 CE • The Geography translated into Latin, 1406 • Manuel Chrysoloras,c. 1355-1415 • Fra Mauro Map, Venice, 1458-60 • Niccolò de Conti, c. 1395-1469 • Poggio Bracciolini, On the Variety of Fortunes, begun 1431 • Treaty of Tordesillas, 1494 • Treaty of Saragossa, 1529 • Diego Ribeira: World Map, 1529 • Gerard Mercator, 1512-94: Mercator Projection, 1569 • Abraham Ortelius, 1527-98: Teatrum Orbis Terrarum, • 1570 Outline • The Rediscovery of Scientific Cartography: Ptolemy • 1. Chrysoloras and the text • 2. Print and Distribution • Ancient Learning versus ocular proof • 1. Ptolemy and the size of the earth • 2. Lands unknown: Scandinavia • 3. Geographies disproved: Africa and the • Indian Ocean • Mapping as Power • 1. The Tordesillas line • 2. The Issue of the Moluccas • Accuracy and the Marketplace • 1. Mercator, scholarship, projection, and power • 2. Ortelius: the market and the European public Fra Mauro...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course HIST 212 taught by Professor Hughes during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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