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Author Lestringant, Frank.

Title Mapping the Renaissance world : the geographical imagination in the age of discovery / Frank Lestringant ; translated by David Fausett ; with a foreword by Stephen Greenblatt
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 1994


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Description xvii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The new historicism ; 32
New historicism ; 32
Contents Foreword / Stephen Greenblatt -- Overture: Renaissance and Cosmography -- 1. The Cosmographical Model -- 2. Ancient Lessons: A Bookish Orient -- 3. Mythologics: The Invention of Brazil -- 4. Mythologics II: Amazons and Monarchs -- 5. Cartographics: An Experience of the World and an Experiment on the World -- Epilogue: The End of Cosmography -- Appendix: Extracts from Guillaume Le Testu's Cosmographie Universelle -- Bibliography of Works by Andre Thevet
Summary "This book focuses on the work of the great sixteenth-century traveller and map-maker, Andre Thevet. Accused of blasphemous audacity and mocked for his encyclopaedic aims, the figure of Thevet is a wonderful example of the way knowledge of the world was transformed during the decline of the Renaissance."--BOOK JACKET. "Exploring the interrelations between representation and power in the age of discovery, Mapping the Renaissance World will be of interest to students and researchers in early modern history, literature and anthropology."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Exploration
Notes Translation of: L'atelier du cosmographe
Bibliography "Bibliography of works by André Thevet": pages [180]-186
Includes bibliographical references (pages [136]-179) and index
Subject Thevet, André, 1502-1590.
Cartography -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Cosmography -- History -- 16th century.
LC no. 93040812
ISBN 0520088719 (acid free)
Other Titles Atelier du cosmographie. English