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A Renaissance Globemaker's Toolbox: Johannes Schöner and the Revolution of Modern Science, 1475-1550
     

A Renaissance Globemaker's Toolbox: Johannes Schöner and the Revolution of Modern Science, 1475-1550

by John W. Hessler
 

The first full study in the English language to give context to the extraordinary life and seminal work of the Nuremburg mathematician, cartographer and scientist Johannes Schöner (d. 1543). Schöner's collection of maps and notes offers an unprecedented insight into cartographic development during this critical period in the history of science and

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The first full study in the English language to give context to the extraordinary life and seminal work of the Nuremburg mathematician, cartographer and scientist Johannes Schöner (d. 1543). Schöner's collection of maps and notes offers an unprecedented insight into cartographic development during this critical period in the history of science and exploration.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - John Noble Wilford
…a richly illustrated delight to the eye. I advise a slow tour of the maps, drawings, marginal notes and other material remains of Schöner's wide-ranging mind. Read the informative captions, then begin the text. General readers will find the accounts of Schöner's place in history and the preservation of the map lucid and fascinating.
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“a richly illustrated delight to the eye...General readers will find the accounts of Schöner’s place in history and the preservation of the map lucid and fascinating” John Noble Wilford, The New York Times

“For anybody interested in the deeply fascinating world of Renaissance science, this is indispensable reading” Toby Lester, author of Creating the World Anew and Da Vinci’s Ghost

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907804168
Publisher:
D Giles Limited
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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John W. Hessler is Senior Cartographic Librarian in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.. He is currently a Scholar in Residence at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, where he is researching the Paul Krueger Archive in the Law Library.

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