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Mapping an Atlantic world, circa 1500 / Alida C. Metcalf.

Author/creator Metcalf, Alida C., 1954- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
Copyright Notice ©2020
Descriptionxiii, 224 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents The Atlantic on the periphery -- The year 1500 -- Chartmakers -- From manuscript to print -- Parrots and trees -- The cannibal scene.
Abstract "The year 1500, Metcalf argues, was a turning point in Europeans' understanding of their world in relation to the Atlantic Ocean. In the sixteenth century, cartographers began to conceptualize-and present to the public-an interconnected Atlantic World that was open and navigable, in contrast with the mysterious ocean that had blocked off the Western hemisphere before Columbus. The author contends that early modern cartographers were significant agents in the intellectual history of the Atlantic World"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages [143]-215) and index.
LCCN 2019056150
ISBN9781421438528 hardcover
ISBN1421438526 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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