[ISHMap-List] FW: Reminder - Christ Church Talk : Surveying the Earth (TODAY!!)
nick.millea at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 5 10:00:04 CET 2016
I’ve just seen this. Possibly of interest?
Map Librarian, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
Tel: 01865 287119
Email: nick.millea at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
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From: Cristina Neagu [mailto:cristina.neagu at chch.ox.ac.uk]
Sent: 04 December 2016 22:32
To: bookcentre-newslist at maillist.ox.ac.uk
Subject: Reminder - Christ Church Talk : Surveying the Earth
Reminder - Christ Church Talk
Surveying the Earth: Thomas Digges, Christopher Saxton, Map-Makers, and Tudor 'Mathematical Practitioners'.
Monday, 5 December, 2016, at 5:15 pm in the Upper Library at Christ Church
Talk by Dr Allan Chapman
The great oceanic discoveries, especially of the American continent which so fascinated Hakluyt and his contemporaries, demanded a cartography that advanced beyond that of Ptolemy in c. AD 150. The English Reformation, and the selling-off of the monastic estates, also created a new demand for accurate estate and county maps, as cartography became both a science and an art by the 1570s. Thomas Digges, a Kentish gentleman with a passion for practical science, published, following his late father Leonard, Pantometria (1571), popularising the Theodolite and other methods of surveying. And London became a major centre for a growing body of 'Mathematical Practitioners' who made instruments and printed maps, and sold them to an enthusiastic public.
All welcome. The event is free of charge, but spaces are limited. To book a place, please contact Dr Cristina Neagu. Tel.: +44(0)1865 276 265. Email: cristina.neagu at chch.ox.ac.uk<mailto:cristina.neagu at chch.ox.ac.uk>
For further details, please see www.chch.ox.ac.uk/events/library-and-archives/hakluyt-400-renaissance-scientific-instruments-dr-allan-chapman-0<http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/events/library-and-archives/hakluyt-400-renaissance-scientific-instruments-dr-allan-chapman-0>
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