A renaissance globemaker's toolbox : Johannes Schöner and the revolution of modern science, 1475-1550
- Hessler, John W.
- Washington, DC : Library of Congress ; London : In association with D. Giles Ltd., 2013.
- Physical description
- 176 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 20 x 24 cm.
GA873.5 .S3 H47 2013
- Unknown GA873.5 .S3 H47 2013
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Contents: Foreword by Daniel De Simone-- Preface and Acknowledgments-- Introduction: For Posterity: The Miscellanies of Johannes Schoner-- The Schoner Sammelband at the Library of Congress:12 Sheets of Waldseemuller 1507 World Map-- 13 Sheets of the Waldseemuller 1516 Carta marina, including Schoner manuscript-- Celestial globe gores-- Terrestrial gore fragments Celestial gore fragments-- Durer-Stabius Star Chart-- Chapter 1: Cartography in the Margins: How Johannes Schoner Read his Maps-- Chapter 2: Johannes Schoner Makes a Globe-- Chapter 3: It s all in the Stars: Natal Astrology and Johannes Schoner s Three Books-- Chapter 4: The Earth Begins to Move: Rheticus and the Early Reception of Copernican Astronomy-- Conclusion: Johannes Schoner and the Birth of Modern Science-- Endnotes-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This new volume, and its accompanying microsite, is the first scholarly publication and English translation of the Schoner Sammelband, a collection of maps and notes made by the Nuremberg astronomer and mathematician Johannes Schoner (d. 1543), including the original World Maps made by Martin Waldseemuller and a set of celestial globe gores of Schoner's design. The survival of Schoner's notebooks and annotations is unique in the history of cartography; not only do they show his thinking about theoretical and practical geography, but they also reveal the art of map-making during his lifetime. Author John Hessler discusses Schoner's opinions on the then canonical geography of Ptolemy, and his reaction to the new discoveries of Columbus and Vespucci. The notebooks offer an unprecedented insight into the history of these materials, and into the geographical concerns that fuelled cartographic development during this critical period in the history of science and exploration.
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- Publication date
- John W. Hessler.