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The History of Cartography, Volume 3 (Replacement Volume): Cartography in the European Renaissance, Part 2
edited by David Woodward
University of Chicago Press, 2007
Cloth: 978-0-226-90734-5
Library of Congress Classification GA231.C37 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 526.094

When the University of Chicago Press launched the landmark History of Cartography series nearly thirty years ago, founding editors J.B. Harley and David Woodward hoped to create a new basis for map history. They did not, however, anticipate the larger renaissance in map studies that the series would inspire. But as the renown of the series and the comprehensiveness and acuity of the present volume demonstrate, the history of cartography has proven to be unexpectedly fertile ground.

Cartography in the European Renaissance treats the period from 1450 to 1650, long considered the most important in the history of European mapping. This period witnessed a flowering in the production of maps comparable to that in the fields of literature and fine arts. Scientific advances, appropriations of classical mapping techniques, burgeoning trade routes—all such massive changes drove an explosion in the making and using of maps. While this volume presents detailed histories of mapping in such well-documented regions as Italy and Spain, it also breaks significant new ground by treating Renaissance Europe in its most expansive geographical sense, giving careful attention to often-neglected regions like Scandinavia, East-Central Europe, and Russia, and by providing innovative interpretive essays on the technological, scientific, cultural, and social aspects of cartography.

Lavishly illustrated with more than a thousand maps, many in color, the two volumes of Cartography in the European Renaissance will be the unsurpassable standard in its field, both defining it and propelling it forward.
David Woodward (1942–2004) was the Arthur H. Robinson Professor of Geography Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he taught for more than twenty years. Along with the late J. B. Harley, he was founding editor of the History of Cartography Project. In 2002, the Royal Geographical Society honored him with the Murchison Award for his lifelong contribution to the study of the history of cartography.
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    Part 1

    Preface, David Woodward
          Setting the Stage
    1    Cartography and the Renaissance: Continuity and Change, David Woodward
    2    The Role of Maps in Later Medieval Society: Twelfth to Fourteenth Century, Victoria Morse
          The History of Renaissance Cartography: Interpretive Essays
    Maps and Renaissance Culture
    3    Images of Renaissance Cosmography, 1450–1650, Denis E. Cosgrove
    4    Renaissance Star Charts, Anna Friedman Herlihy
    5    Lunar, Solar, and Planetary Representations to 1650, R. H. van Gent and A. Van Helden
    6    Globes in Renaissance Europe, Elly Dekker
    7    The Renaissance Chart Tradition in the Mediterranean, Corradino Astengo
    8    Isolarii, Fifteenth to Seventeenth Century, George Tolias
    9    The Reception of Ptolemy’s Geography (End of the Fourteenth to Beginning of the Sixteenth Century), Patrick Gautier Dalché
    10  Map Projections in the Renaissance, John P. Snyder
    11  The European Religious Worldview and Its Influence on Mapping, Pauline Moffitt Watts
    12  Early Modern Literature and Cartography: An Overview, Tom Conley
    13  Literature and Mapping in Early Modern England, 1520–1688, Henry S. Turner
    14  Cartography and Literature in Early Modern France, Nancy Bouzrara and Tom Conley
    15  Literary Mapping in German-Speaking Europe, Franz Reitinger
    16  Maps and Literature in Renaissance Italy, Theodore J. Cachey Jr.
    17  Mapping Maritime Triumph and the Enchantment of Empire: Portuguese Literature of the Renaissance, Neil Safier and Ilda Mendes dos Santos
    18  Literature and Cartography in Early Modern Spain: Etymologies and Conjectures, Simone Pinet
    Technical Production and Consumption
    19  Land Surveys, Instruments, and Practitioners in the Renaissance, Uta Lindgren
    20  Navigation Techniques and Practice in the Renaissance, Eric H. Ash
    21  Signs on Printed Topographical Maps, ca. 1470–ca. 1640, Catherine Delano-Smith
    22  Techniques of Map Engraving, Printing, and Coloring in the European Renaissance, David Woodward
    23  Centers of Map Publishing in Europe, 1472–1600, Robert Karrow
    24  Maps as Educational Tools in the Renaissance, Lesley B. Cormack
    25  Maps in Renaissance Libraries and Collections, George Tolias
    Maps and Their Uses in Renaissance Governance
    26  Maps and the Early Modern State: Official Cartography, Richard L. Kagan and Benjamin Schmidt
    27  Portraying the City in Early Modern Europe: Measurement, Representation, and Planning, Hilary Ballon and David Friedman
    28  Maps and Rural Land Management in Early Modern Europe, Roger J. P. Kain
    29  Warfare and Cartography, ca. 1450 to ca. 1640, John Hale
    30  Maps and Exploration in the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries, Felipe Fernández-Armesto
    Italian States
    31  The Italian Map Trade, 1480–1650, David Woodward
    32  Cycles of Painted Maps in the Renaissance, Francesca Fiorani
    33  Cartography in the Duchy of Savoy during the Renaissance, Paola Sereno
    34 Cartographic Activities in the Republic of Genoa, Corsica, and Sardinia during the Renaissance, Massimo Quaini
    35  State, Cartography, and Territory in Renaissance Veneto and Lombardy, Emanuela Casti
    36  Cartography in the Central Italian States from 1480 to 1680, Leonardo Rombai
    37  Cartography in the Kingdom of Naples during the Early Modern Period, Vladimiro Valerio
      Portuguese Cartography in the Renaissance, Maria Fernanda Alegria, Suzanne Daveau, João Carlos Garcia, Francesc Relaño
    39  Spanish Peninsular Cartography, 1500–1700, David Buisseret
    40  Spanish Nautical Cartography in the Renaissance, Alison Sandman
    41  Spanish Colonial Cartography, 1450–1700, David Buisseret
    Part 2
    German Lands
    42  Cartography in the German Lands, 1450–1650, Peter H. Meurer
    Low Countries
    43  Surveying and Official Mapping in the Low Countries, 1500–ca. 1670, Cornelis Koeman and Marco van Egmond
    44  Commercial Cartography and Map Production in the Low Countries, 1500–ca. 1672, Cornelis Koeman, Günter Schilder, Marco van Egmond, and Peter van der Krogt
    45  Maritime Cartography in the Low Countries during the Renaissance, Günter Schilder and Marco van Egmond
    46  Mapping the Dutch World Overseas in the Seventeenth Century, Kees Zandvliet
    47  Maps and Descriptions of the World in Sixteenth-Century France, Frank Lestringant and Monique Pelletier
    48  National and Regional Mapping in France to About 1650, Monique Pelletier
    49  French Cartography: The ingénieurs du roi, 1500–1650 David Buisseret
    50  Representations of Territory by Painters, Engineers, and Land Surveyors in France during the Renaissance, Monique Pelletier
    51  The Mapping of Samuel de Champlain, 1603–1635, Conrad E. Heidenreich
    52  Marine Cartography and Navigation in Renaissance France, Sarah Toulouse
    53  Publishing and the Map Trade in France, 1470–1670, Catherine Hofmann
    British Isles
    54  Mapmaking in England, ca. 1470–1650, Peter Barber
    55  Colonial Cartography in a European Setting: The Case of Tudor Ireland, J. H. Andrews
    56  The Kingdom of Scotland: Cartography in an Age of Confidence, Jeffrey Stone
    57  The London Map Trade to 1640, Laurence Worms
    58  Chartmaking in England and Its Context, 1500–1660, Sarah Tyacke
    59  Colonial Cartography under the Tudor and Early Stuart Monarchies, ca. 1480–ca. 1640, Robert C. D. Baldwin
    60  Scandinavian Renaissance Cartography, William R. Mead
    East-Central Europe
    61  Renaissance Cartography in East-Central Europe, ca. 1450–1650, Zsolt Török
    62  Russian Cartography to ca. 1700, L. A. Goldenberg
    Editor and Authors
    Bibliographical Index
    General Index
    , Margie

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