Mapping an Atlantic world, circa 1500 / Alida C. Metcalf.
Metcalf, Alida C., 1954- author.
|Format||Book and Print|
|Publication Info||Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.|
|Description||xiii, 224 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm|
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|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 note||Includes bibliographical references (pages -215) and index.|
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|Joyner||General Stacks||GA368 .M48 2020||✔ Available||Place Hold|