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Author Van Duzer, Chet, author
Title Henricus Martellus's world map at Yale (c. 1491) : multispectral imaging, sources, and influence / by Chet Van Duzer
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xx, 208 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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computer c rdamedia
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Note Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1 Henricus Martellus and his Works -- 2 The Legends on the Yale Martellus Map -- 3 Toponyms in Arabia, Syria, and Mesopotamia -- 4 Toponyms on the Western and Southern Coasts of Africa -- 5 Southern Africa and the Egyptus novelo maps -- 6 The Influence of the Yale Martellus Map -- 7 Conclusions -- Appendix A: Equipment and Techniques Used in the Multispectral Imaging of the Yale Martellus Map, by Roger Easton, Gregory Heyworth, and Kenneth Boydston -- Appendix B: Supplementary Images
This book presents groundbreaking new research on a fifteenth-century world map by Henricus Martellus, c. 1491, now at Yale. The importance of the map had long been suspected, but it was essentially unstudiable because the texts on it had faded to illegibility. Multispectral imaging of the map, performed with NEH support in 2014, rendered its texts legible for the first time, leading to renewed study of the map by the author. This volume provides transcriptions, translations, and commentary on the Latin texts on the map, particularly their sources, as well as the place names in several regions. This leads to a demonstration of a very close relationship between the Martellus map and Martin Waldseemuller's famous map of 1507. One of the most exciting discoveries on the map is in the hinterlands of southern Africa. The information there comes from African sources; the map is thus a unique and supremely important document regarding African cartography in the fifteenth century. This book is essential reading for digital humanitarians and historians of cartography
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Germanus, Henricus Martellus -- Criticism and interpretation
World maps, Manuscript
Manuscript maps
Historical Geography
Geographical Information Systems/Cartography
African History
Cultural Heritage
Digital Humanities
Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
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