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    Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps (Hardback) By (author) Chet Van Duzer

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    DescriptionThe sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps, whether swimming vigorously, gambolling amid the waves, attacking ships, or simply displaying themselves for our appreciation, are one of the most visually engaging elements on these maps, and yet they have never been carefully studied. The subject is important not only in the history of cartography, art, and zoological illustration, but also in the history of the geography of the 'marvellous' and of western conceptions of the ocean. Moreover, the sea monsters depicted on maps can supply important insights into the sources, influences, and methods of the cartographers who drew or painted them. In this highly-illustrated book the author analyzes the most important examples of sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps produced in Europe, beginning with the earliest mappaemundi on which they appear in the tenth century and continuing to the end of the sixteenth century.

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    Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
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    By (author) Chet Van Duzer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 228 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 920 g
    ISBN 13: 9780712358903
    ISBN 10: 0712358900

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
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    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000, SOC011000
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Libri: I-AT
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QS
    BISAC V2.8: SCI030000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    B&T Approval Code: A19300000
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    DC22: 912.09
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    DC23: 001.944
    LC classification: GA781 .V36 2013
    DC22: 912/.19620222
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    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3KL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QS
    Illustrations note
    115 colour illustrations
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Imprint name
    The British Library Publishing Division
    Publication date
    15 June 2013
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    Author Information
    Chet Van Duzer is a Kislak Fellow at the Library of Congress. He is the author of Johann Schoner's Globe of 1515: Transcription and Study (2010) and co-author with John Hessler of Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 & 1516 World Maps, (forthcoming).
    Review quote
    "[An] authoritative, wide-ranging study. . . . Sumptuously produced. . . . The author is an encyclopedic scholar of historical cartography, with a magisterial command of comparative knowledge and scrupulous attentiveness to detail."--Marina Warner "New York Review of Books "