The Enigma of the Origin of Portolan Charts: A Geodetic Analysis of the Hypothesis of a Medieval Origin (History of Science and Medicine Library)

0 valoración promedio
( 0 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9789004282971: The Enigma of the Origin of Portolan Charts: A Geodetic Analysis of the Hypothesis of a Medieval Origin (History of Science and Medicine Library)

The sudden appearance of portolan charts, realistic nautical charts of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, at the end of the thirteenth century is one of the most significant occurrences in the history of cartography. Using geodetic and statistical analysis techniques these charts are shown to be mosaics of partial charts that are considerably more accurate than has been assumed. Their accuracy exceeds medieval mapping capabilities. These sub-charts show a remarkably good agreement with the Mercator map projection. It is demonstrated that this map projection can only have been an intentional feature of the charts' construction. Through geodetic analysis the author eliminates the possibility that the charts are original products of a medieval Mediterranean nautical culture, which until now they have been widely believed to be.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

About the Author:

Roel Nicolai, PhD, MSc (1953) is Principal Geodesist with Shell. This book is a revision of his PhD thesis and his first publication in the area of the history of science and cartography.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Roel Nicolai
Editorial: Brill, Netherlands (2016)
ISBN 10: 9004282971 ISBN 13: 9789004282971
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Brill, Netherlands, 2016. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The sudden appearance of portolan charts, realistic nautical charts of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, at the end of the thirteenth century is one of the most significant occurrences in the history of cartography. Using geodetic and statistical analysis techniques these charts are shown to be mosaics of partial charts that are considerably more accurate than has been assumed. Their accuracy exceeds medieval mapping capabilities. These sub-charts show a remarkably good agreement with the Mercator map projection. It is demonstrated that this map projection can only have been an intentional feature of the charts construction. Through geodetic analysis the author eliminates the possibility that the charts are original products of a medieval Mediterranean nautical culture, which until now they have been widely believed to be. Nº de ref. de la librería TNP9789004282971

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 194,78
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

NICOLAI
Editorial: BRILL (2016)
ISBN 10: 9004282971 ISBN 13: 9789004282971
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción BRILL, 2016. Hardback. Estado de conservación: NEW. 9789004282971 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Nº de ref. de la librería HTANDREE01070206

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 190,46
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 8,97
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Roel Nicolai
ISBN 10: 9004282971 ISBN 13: 9789004282971
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Impresión bajo demanda
Librería
L Books
(EPINAY SUR ORGE, Francia)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción see description. Estado de conservación: New. This item might Printed on Demand, please check. ISBN: 9789004282971. Publisher : BRILL. Author : Roel Nicolai. Publication date: 19-May-2016. Binding: Hardback. Number of pages: 570. Nº de ref. de la librería HGB-655

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 208,15
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 9,02
De Francia a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío