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The enigmatic nautical charts of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, known as portolan charts, which suddenly appeared in Italy in the thirteenth century are shown to be sophisticated maps the construction of which was well beyond medieval European mapping capabilities.Biografía del autor:
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.
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Descripción Brill, Netherlands, 2016. Hardback. Condición: 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. del artículo: TNP9789004282971
Descripción BRILL, 2016. Hardback. Condición: NEW. 9789004282971 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Nº de ref. del artículo: HTANDREE01070206
Descripción Brill, 2016. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P119004282971