The Use of Visual Media in Renaissance Cosmography: the Cosmography of Peter Apian and Gemma Frisius

@article{Broecke2000TheUO,
  title={The Use of Visual Media in Renaissance Cosmography: the Cosmography of Peter Apian and Gemma Frisius},
  author={S. Broecke},
  journal={Paedagogica Historica},
  year={2000},
  volume={36},
  pages={130 - 150}
}
  • S. Broecke
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Paedagogica Historica
Peter Apian's Cosmography (1524) first reached a large audience through the re‐editions of the Leuven mathematician Gemma Frisius. The book seems to have been intended as a didactic tool for use in a largely auto‐didactic and non‐institutionalised context. This disciplinary situation entailed the necessity of legitimation, which was partially attained by visual reference to instruments, available from the cosmographer‐instrumentmaker. Realistic depiction as well as explicit references to linear… Expand
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