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criticized for their “errors,” newspaper maps provoke discomfort among scholars who hold that the history of cartography is a monolithic evolution of scientific practices. Yet images published in newspapers and magazines have undeniably been crucial in social, cultural and political life. By considering the

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In: Maps in Newspapers

criticized for their “errors,” newspaper maps provoke discomfort among scholars who hold that the history of cartography is a monolithic evolution of scientific practices. Yet images published in newspapers and magazines have undeniably been crucial in social, cultural and political life. By considering the

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In: Brill Research Perspectives in Map History
Author: Sandra Toffolo

Bartolomeo Pagello was born in Vicenza between 1446 and 1448. 37 He spent most of his life living and working in his home town. In addition to his literary activities, at various points in his life he held political office in Vicenza’s local government. He was also charged on several occasions with the task

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In: Describing the City, Describing the State

finding that Hevelius refused to adopt them because they would make all the old observations of no value. He had spent a laborious and active life in the exercise of the old methods, and could not bear to think that all the treasures which he had accumulated had lost their worth by the discovery of a new

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In: Maps of the Moon

finding that Hevelius refused to adopt them because they would make all the old observations of no value. He had spent a laborious and active life in the exercise of the old methods, and could not bear to think that all the treasures which he had accumulated had lost their worth by the discovery of a new

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In: Brill Research Perspectives in Map History
Author: Sandra Toffolo

appealed to a predominantly Venetian audience. This chapter therefore includes authors like Giorgio Dolfin, a Venetian patrician living in Venice, but also people like Jacopo d’Albizzotto Guidi and Francesco degli Allegri, neither of whom were originally from Venice, but who were living there and writing

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In: Describing the City, Describing the State
Author: Jan Smits

grasp ‘unnatural’ knowledge, i.e. knowledge not necessary for everyday life. Though data concerning human occupation of space were only gathered tentatively, there were already some pioneers who tried to understand the spatial relationships. This was a product of the rationality of the Age of Reason

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In: Petermann's Maps
Author: Gyula Csurgai

military alliances. Moreover, location also defines the climate. Climatic conditions have a major impact on geopolitics in periods of peace as well as in times of war. Climate also influences socioeconomic activities of human communities and impacts their ways of life. The way of life is part of the

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In: Geopolitics and International Relations

. Was the past not a model to be revived more than a heap of broken ruins? That history was the teacher of life had long been the credo of histo- rians, but now a new generation of antiquarians sought to combine creative imagination with critical inquiry. Ancient histories testified to a much

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In: Erudite Eyes
Author: Bronwen Wilson

Adam in the Sistine Chapel ceiling frescoes. Adam, reclining on a corner of earth, is about to be infused with life by God whose potency is magnified by the capacious drapery he steers through the firmament. Through association, the Florentine Amerigo Vespucci is endowed with similar formative powers

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In: Bodies and Maps