Maps - Medieval and Renaissance Mapmaking 9th Century mappa...

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Seeing the World Medieval and Renaissance Mapmaking
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Medieval and Renaissance Mapmaking Oldest known European Map 8th Century Inaccurate but somewhat representational
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Medieval and Renaissance Mapmaking T-O Map Based on writings of Isidore of Seville (7th Century) Non- representational
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Medieval and Renaissance Mapmaking Characteristics of Medieval “Mappae Mundi” Limited geographic knowledge Europe, N. Africa, W. Asia Geographic features not well-known Poor measurements of distances Schematic representations of earth’s surface Limited navigational use No standard system for mapping or collecting geographic data Symbolic representations Maps often centered on Jerusalem East often at the top Geography manifests divine order
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Unformatted text preview: Medieval and Renaissance Mapmaking 9th Century mappa mundi Medieval and Renaissance Mapmaking Later medieval mappa mundi Medieval and Renaissance Mapmaking Later medieval mappa mundi Medieval and Renaissance Mapmaking Maps as Tools Portolan Charts Late 13th century Navigational aid Sea voyages Beyond Europe Viking Voyages 10th - 14th centuries Beyond Europe The Crusader States Late 11th - Late 13th centuries Medieval and Renaissance Mapmaking Ptolemys 2nd Cent. A.D. Map Rediscovered early 15th century Reprinted in 1482 Accurate representation of a sphere on a flat surface Use of grid lines for measuring distances...
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