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different life stages on separate pages. Each plant or insect specimen was confined to its own space, interacting with nothing but the eye of the viewer.     Influences on Merian In 1647, Maria Sibylla was born into a Frankfurt family of successful engravers and publishers. Her well

decemviri to compose a hymn in honour of Juno Regina. 6 Then, in recognition of his professional services, he was granted the right to form a guild of writers and actors (Collegium scribarum et histrionum).7 That is all that is known about the life of Andronicus, who died (perhaps in 206) aged about

In: The History of the Library in Western Civilization, Volume II

his de- termination to broaden the scope of his knowledge, and indeed it was this that motivated him to write Origines (which deals with the origins of cities, i.e. their foundation). It is a work that not only chronicles historical events but also ex- tols and moralizes on the heroism of great

In: The History of the Library in Western Civilization, Volume II

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In: Petermann's Maps