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
Wien : Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2011.
Music recording — 1 sound disc (50 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (100 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 12 cm.).
The music of the Hallstatt culture, from the early Iron Age in Austria and surrounding central Europe, as reconstructed and played on reconstructed instruments, by a group of dedicated musician-scholar-musicologists.
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.
The Romans are renowned for their aqueducts, baths and water systems, achievements equalled in the modern world only over the past few hundred years. Their toilets, both single ('latrinae') and multi-seater ('foricae') form part of the Roman sanitation system that continues to fascinate the modern visitor to ancient sites today. In this well illustrated overview, Barry Hobson describes toilets in the Roman empire from Iberia to Syria, and from North Africa to Hadrian's Wall. Particular emphasis is given to Pompeii, where many toilets are preserved and where some evidence for change over time can be found. The discussion encompasses not only details of location, construction and decoration of toilets, but also questions of privacy, sewage, rubbish disposal, health issues, references in Latin literature, and graffiti. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780715638507 20160528