Book — ix, 251 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Introduction
Chapter 1. Description of Huntington HM
Chapter 2. The Historical Context: Lubeck in the Fifteenth Century
Chapter 3. The Author
Chapter 4. The Geographical Sections Excerpts from the Geographical Section Excerpts from the Section on Astronomy and Geography Links with the Rudimentum novitiorum Early Thematic Mapping The Maps in the Geographical Sections
Chapter 5. The Treatise on the Apocalypse Late Fifteenth-Century German Apocalypticism The Apocalyptic Maps and Texts Proof of Circulation: Wolfenbuttel, HAB, Cod. Guelf.
442 Helmst Other Attempts to Map the Apocalypse Conclusions Index.
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In Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript, Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines analyse Huntington Library HM 83, an unstudied manuscript produced in Lubeck, Germany. The manuscript contains a rich collection of world maps produced by an anonymous but strikingly original cartographer. These include one of the earliest programs of thematic maps, and a remarkable series of maps that illustrate the transformations that the world was supposed to undergo during the Apocalypse. The authors supply detailed discussion of the maps and transcriptions and translations of the Latin texts that explain the maps. Copies of the maps in a fifteenth-century manuscript in Wolfenbuttel prove that this unusual work did circulate. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789004304536 20160704
The text is edited, with 'Annotated Indices and an Introduction'. In addition to the treatise, the volume contains 'Sailing Directions for the Circumnavigation of England, and for a Voyage to the Straits of Gibraltar, from a 15th Century MS' which originally appeared as Volume 79(b) in the series. The two sets of directions were originally bound together but separately paginated. The first contains the text of the 1638 English translation, A learned treatise of globes by John Chilmead (but 'usually attributed to Edmund Chilmead with apparent corrections'); the title page of the Latin original is dated 1594. The 'Sailing Directions' are edited, with an account of the MS., by James Gairdner; with a Glossary by Edward Delmar Morgan. First published: 1889.
Edición del texto latino, introducción, traducción y notas de S. Bucca, cinco mapas antiguos y fotocopia del texto original. - [Tucumán, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, 1969]