Stamped Signs on Manuscript Maps in the Renaissance

  title={Stamped Signs on Manuscript Maps in the Renaissance},
  author={C. Delano-smith},
  journal={Imago Mundi},
  pages={59 - 62}
  • C. Delano-smith
  • Published 2005
  • Geography
  • Imago Mundi
  • The widespread assumption that the introduction of printing brought a significant change in traditional ways of representing geographical information on maps, if not an entirely new type of map sign, has not been supported by a detailed analysis of the signs on printed topographical maps from before the 1640s. On the contrary, the options available to artists, engravers and wood-block cutters remained the same, in terms of the composition, perspective and style of each sign, during the… CONTINUE READING


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