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Terrestrial and Celestial Globes (Volume 1); Their History and Construction, Including a Consideration of Their Value as Aids in the Study of Geography and Astronomy
by:Edward Luther Stevenson
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chapter VII Globes of the Second Quarter of the Sixteenth Century Globes indicating (a) an Asiatic connection of the New World, (b) globes expressing a...
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Chapter VII Globes of the Second Quarter of the Sixteenth Century Globes indicating (a) an Asiatic connection of the New World, (b) globes expressing a doubt of such Old World connection, (c) globes showing an independent position of the New World.--Franciscus Monachus.--Hakluyt's reference.--The Gilt globe.--Parmentier.--Francesco Libri.--Nancy globe.--Globes of Gemma Frisius.--Robertus de Bailly.--Schoner globe of 1533.--Scheipp.--Furtembach.--Paris Wooden globe.--Vopel globes.--Santa Cruz.--Hartmann gores.--Important globe of Ulpius.--Cardinal Bembo's globes.--Mercator's epoch-making activity.--Fracastro.--Ramusio's references to globes.--Gianelli.--Florence celestial globe. yA S in the first quarter of the sixteenth century, so in / % the second we find engraved brass and copper A m globes. globes with manuscript maps, and those with printed or engraved gore maps. Since the latter in this period have especially found favor, attention is more and more directed toward the shaping of the segments or gores with that mathematical nicety which, as previously stated, would admit of a perfect or almost perfect adjustment when they were applied to the surface of a prepared ball. To the independent position of the New World as represented on the globe maps prior to 1525 attention has been called in the preceding chapter, but the idea of such independence, it may here be noted, is one contrary to that very generally though erroneously entertained by historians who have written of the period, an error doubtless in large measure due to a failure on their part to give proper heed to the record of the maps as expressing the geographical notions commonly accepted. Harrisse has well stated the case in referring to the geographical opinions of the earliest explorers, observin...
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