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The Resource Printing a Mediterranean world : Florence, Constantinople, and the renaissance of geography, Sean Roberts

Printing a Mediterranean world : Florence, Constantinople, and the renaissance of geography, Sean Roberts

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Printing a Mediterranean world : Florence, Constantinople, and the renaissance of geography
Title
Printing a Mediterranean world
Title remainder
Florence, Constantinople, and the renaissance of geography
Statement of responsibility
Sean Roberts
Title variation
Florence, Constantinople, and the renaissance of geography
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1482 Francesco Berlinghieri produced the Geographia, a book of over 100 folio leaves describing the world in Italian verse interleaved with lavishly engraved maps. Roberts demonstrates that the Geographia represents the moment of transition between printing and manuscript culture, while forming a critical base for the rise of modern cartography
  • In 1482, the Florentine humanist and statesman Francesco Berlinghieri produced the Geographia, a book of over one hundred folio leaves describing the world in Italian verse, inspired by the ancient Greek geography of Ptolemy. The poem, divided into seven books (one for each day of the week the author "travels" the known world), is interleaved with lavishly engraved maps to accompany readers on this journey. Sean Roberts demonstrates that the Geographia represents the moment of transition between printing and manuscript culture, while forming a critical base for the rise of modern cartography. Simultaneously, the use of the Geographia as a diplomatic gift from Florence to the Ottoman Empire tells another story. This exchange expands our understanding of Mediterranean politics, European perceptions of the Ottomans, and Ottoman interest in mapping and print. The envoy to the Sultan represented the aspirations of the Florentine state, which chose not to bestow some other highly valued good, such as the city's renowned textiles, but instead the best example of what Florentine visual, material, and intellectual culture had to offer
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N$T
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atlas
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Roberts, Sean E
Dewey number
526.09409/024
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
G1005 1482
LC item number
.B5 2013
NAL call number
G1005
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
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Series statement
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
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  • Berlinghieri, Francesco
  • Ptolemy
  • Europe
  • Cartography
  • Cartography
  • Turkey
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • Cartography
  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Label
Printing a Mediterranean world : Florence, Constantinople, and the renaissance of geography, Sean Roberts
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Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page (viewed Mar. 27, 2013)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion: Resurrection and Necromancy
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Introduction: Gifts From Afar
  • 1 Ptolemy in Transit
  • 2 The Rebirth of Geography
  • 3 Making Books, Forging Communities
  • 4 Printing Tolerance and Intolerance
Control code
833089165
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 293 pages, 25 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780674071612
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674068070
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f1h6k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)833089165
Label
Printing a Mediterranean world : Florence, Constantinople, and the renaissance of geography, Sean Roberts
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page (viewed Mar. 27, 2013)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion: Resurrection and Necromancy
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Introduction: Gifts From Afar
  • 1 Ptolemy in Transit
  • 2 The Rebirth of Geography
  • 3 Making Books, Forging Communities
  • 4 Printing Tolerance and Intolerance
Control code
833089165
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 293 pages, 25 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674071612
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674068070
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f1h6k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)833089165

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