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only with the new piece of equipment, but also with the whole of telescopic astronomy, to the point that later in life he abandoned optical devices altogether in favor of earlier “mathematical instruments.” These aided him in the naked-eye observations he performed in order to produce a massive

In: Maps of the Moon

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: 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

as the initial copyright holders in their new work under the Statute of Anne, as far as recent research has uncovered, a living author did not appear in court on his own behalf for almost twenty years after the passage of the Act. 6 How is it possible that authors, arguably the central focus of

In: Forms, Formats and the Circulation of Knowledge
Author: Lotte Hellinga

of books and documents that this entailed is in itself a gain. It too demonstrates how scarce the documents are that provide direct information about Gutenberg’s life and work once the 42-line Bible was completed. See Figure 5.2 and colour-plate for the opening page of a copy of the Catholicon that

In: Incunabula in Transit
Author: Lotte Hellinga

of books and documents that this entailed is in itself a gain. It too demonstrates how scarce the documents are that provide direct information about Gutenberg’s life and work once the 42-line Bible was completed. See Figure 5.2 and colour-plate for the opening page of a copy of the Catholicon that

In: Incunabula in Transit

resonated with a general desire for news. Such news had little to no repercussions for the everyday life of the reader. Its great appeal stemmed from the possibility to read about the latest occurrences in faraway places. 46 Antwerp and Amsterdam as well as other coastal towns with a direct link by boat

In: News in Times of Conflict

combatants would of course foreordain a Protestant victory. The report did not fail to note the death of Pappenheim. Yet it greatly exaggerated the Imperial losses to the point of travesty: It is impossible to describe the great loss of life that had happened on the battlefield. We hear from those who

In: News in Times of Conflict