Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps Sea Monsters On Medieval And Renaissance MapsThe Sea Monsters On Medieval And Renaissance Maps Are One Of Their Most Visually Engaging Elements, And Yet They Have Never Before 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 Marvelous And 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 Wonderfully Illustrated Book The Book Author Analyses The Important Examples Of Sea Monsters On 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 The Book Will Be The Standard Work On The Subject For Years To Come

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  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
  • Chet Van Duzer
  • English
  • 16 August 2018
  • 9780712358903

10 thoughts on “Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps

  1. says:

    Average detail put in it each section some of the parts were informative but still some fascinating stuff on the sea monsters and especially with where they were marked on the maps of where they could be found back in those times which gave it a boost for me and the exploration for it.

  2. says:

    A hell of a piece of scholarship wild applause I d recommend accompanying this read with Image on the Edge The Margins of Medieval Art and Ornament and the Grotesque Fantastical Decoration from Antiquity to Art Nouveau The influence of the classical Roman acanthus leaf motif is really noticeable here.

  3. says:

    Richly and copiously illustrated, extremely detailed text, but mind numbingly dry prose style and drably organized I think, with this level of detail, it s a book only a seriously intense studier of Medieval and or Renaissance maps or of the evolution of European society s concepts around sea creatures would want to labour through.

  4. says:

    There are some interesting monsters and interesting maps Early whale monsters are toothy fish with twin spouts on their heads The two tailed mermaid retains her popularity through the ages I liked the page showing the artistic evolution of the walrus from aquatic elephant to naturalistic depiction, but otherwise the book lacks any grand organising principle.

  5. says:

    Fantastic read with fabulous pictures to observe.

  6. says:

    I have always loved books about maps I find them, and their views of the world fascinating, especially ancient and medieval maps Looking at how people viewed their world then is so enlightening The addition of art depicting mythical monsters just adds to the fascination Seeing how the monsters are depicted is one of the most intriguing aspects, the artistry of them It s also enlightening to see where the monsters are shown to have lived, and the places where they could have been seen An entertaining book to just flip through, and look at the art and cartography.

  7. says:

    The creatures captured in these medieval and Renaissance era maps are fascinating I m particularly fond of the aquatic horses and elephants once upon a time, people believed that every animal on land had its equivalent in the sea , and I loved seeing the depictions of animals like whales and walruses evolve over time The book gave me ideas for maps I d love to own and display one day.

  8. says:

    Very dry for a book about maps, which is a bit unfortunate The content is interesting, the histotical information relevant but the writing is too much of a sleeping pill.

  9. says:

    Love the images The text was a bit boring and repetitive.

  10. says:

    A pretty thorough overview of the what how why of sea monsters on medieval maps, without endlessly repeating images of or less the same thing s.

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