Martin Waldseemüller's 'Carta marina' of 1516

Study and Transcription of the Long Legends

by Chet Van Duzer

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Book Description

This book presents the first detailed study of one of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance cartography, Martin Waldseemüller's Carta marina of 1516. By transcribing, translating into English, and detailing the sources of all of the descriptive texts on the map, as well as the sources of many of the images, the book makes the map available to scholars in a wholly unprecedented way.
In addition, the book provides revealing insights into how Waldseemüller went about making the map -- information that can't be found in any other source. The Carta marina is the result of Waldseemüller's radical re-evaluation of what a world map should be; he essentially started from scratch when he created it, rejecting the Ptolemaic model and other sources he had used in creating his 1507 map, and added more descriptive texts and a wealth of illustrations. Given its content, the book offers an essential reference work not only on this map, but also for anyone working in sixteenth-century European cartography.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Martin Waldseemüller's 'Carta marina' of 1516 ebook for free in PDF format (13.0 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2020
Pages
155
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030227029
ISBN10
3030227022
ISBN13 Digital
9783030227036
ISBN10 Digital
3030227030
PDF Size
13.0 MB
License
CC BY

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