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Johann Schoner’s Globe of 1515: Transcription and Study: Transactions, APS (Vol. 100, Part 5)
Johann Schoner’s Globe of 1515
Our Price: $35.00
By Chet Van Duzer
Year: 2010
Pages: 217
Binding Paperback
ISBN 9781606180051

Product Code: 1606180053

“Van Duzer’s study of the globes made by the astronomer and
mathematician Johannes Schöner is a work of admirable and patient
scholarship, not only for the detailed analysis of Schöner’s work, but
also for the wider window that it opens on the practice of cartography
in the late 15th and early 16th century. This book is required reading
for anyone interested in Schöner, Waldseemüller, Renaissance
mapmaking, or the production of geographic knowledge after the time of
Ptolemy.” — John W. Hessler, Senior Cartographic Librarian, Library of

“Johannes Schöner is a highly important but long-neglected figure in
the early history of globemaking. Chet Van Duzer’s new book provides
the first detailed and reliable study of Schöner’s terrestrial globe
of 1515. This meticulous work is an opus diu desideratum, and a model
of how such research should be done.” — Dr. Peter H. Meurer, Map
Historian, Heinsberg, Germany

“The study is a decidedly significant contribution to knowledge, being
inevitably linked to the other globes, maps, and textual material,
especially of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Of these, by far
the most important is Waldseemüller’s world map of 1507. The research
is astonishingly up-to-date and detailed, tracking down a number of
valuable, little-known sources. The quotations and translations are
excellent. Academics will surely be much indebted to Van Duzer for
this; I certainly am.” — William A. R. Richardson, Flinders
University, Adelaide, South Australia

The first detailed study of the terrestrial globe of Johann Schoner (1477-1547), a cosmographer and teacher of mathematics in Nurnberg, which he made as part of the first pair of celestial and terrestrial globes in 1515. The globe is not much younger than the earliest surviving terrestrial globe from 1492. The globe is an important part of early 16th-cent. cartography, and an important chapter in the cartographic history of the New World. Transcribing all of the toponyms and legends on the globe has entailed an examination of textual, catographic, and graphical sources which has shed light on the relationship of the globe to maps, globes, and books of the period. It will be useful in the study of late 15th- and early 16th-cent. cartography generally. Illustrations.

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