Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World

Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World

by Jerry Brotton


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Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World by Jerry Brotton

In this generously illustrated book, Jerry Brotton documents the dramatic changes in the nature of geographical representation which took place during the sixteenth century, explaining how much they convey about the transformation of European culture...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801434990
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 11/28/1997
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jerry Brotton is professor of Renaissance studies at Queen Mary University of London and a leading expert in the history of cartography. He presented the BBC4 series Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession in 2010, and is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books, including Global Interests: Renaissance Art between East and West, cowritten with Lisa Jardine, and the best-selling and prize-winning A History of the World in Twelve Maps.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. An Empire Built on Water: The Cartography of the Early Portuguese Discoveries
3. Disorienting the East: The Geography of the Ottoman Empire
4. Cunning Cosmographers: Mapping the Moluccas
5. Plotting and Projecting: The Geography of Mercator and Ortelius
6. Conclusion

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