Apocalyptic cartography

Vient de paraître le volume suivant : Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript, par Chet Van Duzer et Ilya Dines, chez Brill (décembre 2015).

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Voici la présentation de l’éditeur :

In Apocalyptic Cartography: Thematic Maps and the End of the World in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript, Chet Van Duzer and Ilya Dines analyse Huntington Library HM 83, an unstudied manuscript produced in Lübeck, Germany. The manuscript contains a rich collection of world maps produced by an anonymous but strikingly original cartographer. These include one of the earliest programs of thematic maps, and a remarkable series of maps that illustrate the transformations that the world was supposed to undergo during the Apocalypse. The authors supply detailed discussion of the maps and transcriptions and translations of the Latin texts that explain the maps. Copies of the maps in a fifteenth-century manuscript in Wolfenbüttel prove that this unusual work did circulate.

Et la table des matières:

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Introduction
Chapter 1. Description of Huntington HM 83
Chapter 2. The Historical Context: Lübeck in the Fifteenth Century
Chapter 3. The Author
Chapter 4. The Geographical Sections
Excerpts from the Geographical Section
Excerpts from the Section on Astronomy and Geography
Links with the Rudimentum novitiorum
Early Thematic Mapping
The Maps in the Geographical Sections
Chapter 5. The Treatise on the Apocalypse
Late Fifteenth-Century German Apocalypticism
The Apocalyptic Maps and Texts
Proof of Circulation: Wolfenbüttel, HAB, Cod. Guelf. 442 Helmst
Other Attempts to Map the Apocalypse
Conclusions
Index


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