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Binding the Globe: Race and Empire in Luxury Atlases from the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World

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Oct 29 2021
Binding the Globe: Race and Empire in Luxury Atlases from the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World

The Annual Josephine von Henneberg Lecture in Italian Artwith Director of the Center for Renaissance Studies Dr. Lia Markey

Atlas production struggled to keep up with the changing world of the sixteenth century. With the explosion of cartography, travel writing, and cataloguing, luxury atlases developed out of the portolan chart with elaborate illustrations representing newly imagined people, flora, and fauna. This virtual lecture marks the preliminary stages of a book project and will explore three case studies of magnificent atlases at the Newberry Library produced in the Mediterranean in the late sixteenth and

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