[ISHMap-List] Map talk at the Bodleian: Wednesday 23 September
nick.millea at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Tue Sep 8 15:59:43 CEST 2015
New Light on Henricus Martellus's World Map at Yale (c. 1491): Multispectral Imaging and
Early Renaissance Cartography by Chet Van Duzer (Los Altos Hills, California)
Wednesday 23 September, Oxford
Weston Library Lecture Theatre, 1pm-2pm. Admission free.
In this talk Chet will give an account of a recent project to make multispectral
images of a world map made by Henricus Martellus in about 1491, which
is held by the Beinecke Library at Yale. This large map has long been
thought to be one of the most important of the fifteenth century, and
was thought to have influenced Martin Waldseemüller's world map of
1507, but the many texts on the map were illegible due to fading and
damage, and thus its exact place in Renaissance cartography was
impossible to determine. The new multispectral images have rendered
many of the previously illegible texts on the map legible. Chet will
explain why the Martellus map was an excellent candidate for
multispectral imaging, describe the process of making the images, show
some of the results, and give an account of the place of the Martellus
map in late fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century cartography.
More details at:
This one-off event will introduce a number of themes currently being explored in the Bodleian, and at the forthcoming Gough Map symposium in Oxford on November 2nd (registration information to be announced shortly)
Should you need more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
With best wishes,
Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
Tel: 01865 287119
Email: nick.millea at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
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