[ISHMap-List] Reminder: Chet Van Duzer will give a presentation for RMMS at DPL on Tuesday, November 15th at 5:30 PM.

Lorraine Sherry lorraine.sherry at comcast.net
Wed Nov 2 21:42:42 CET 2016


The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization 

dedicated to the study and appreciation of maps and other items 

of cartographic interest. The Society was formed in 1991 

and is based in Denver, Colorado.




November 15, 2016 – Chet Van Duzer: 

“New Light on Henricus Martellus’ World Map at Yale (c. 1491): 

Multispectral imaging and Early Cartography”


Chet Van Duzer


5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, 5th Floor, Gates Room


This program is free and open to the community.

Chet Van Duzer has published extensively on medieval and Renaissance maps in
journals such as Imago Mundi, Terrae Incognitae and Word & Image. He is also
the author of Johann Schöner’s Globe of 1515: Transcription and Study, and
(with John Hessler) Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin
Waldseemüller’s 1507 & 1516 World Maps. His book Sea Monsters on Medieval
and Renaissance Maps was published in 2013 by the British Library.  In 2014,
the Library of Congress published a study of Christopher Columbus’s Book of
Privileges which he co-authored with John Hessler and Daniel De Simone.  

His current book projects are a study of Henricus Martellus’s world map of
c. 1491 (held at the Beinecke Library at Yale University) based on
multispectral imagery, and the commentary for a facsimile of the 1550
manuscript world map by Pierre Desceliers, which will be published by the
British Library.  Mr. Van Duzer will talk about this project, explain why he
felt that the Martellus map was an excellent candidate for multispectral
images, show some of the results, and give an account of the place of the
Martellus map in late 15th and early 16th century cartography.



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