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This booklet is the fruition of labor from individuals to the paintings and Cartography: Cartography and artwork symposium held in Vienna in February 2008. This assembly introduced jointly cartographers who have been attracted to the layout and aesthetics components of cartography and artists who use maps because the foundation for his or her paintings or who include position and house of their expressions. the end result of bringing jointly those like minds culminated in a superb occasion, spanning 3 evenings and days within the Austrian capital. Papers, exhi- tions and installations supplied a discussion board for appreciating the endeavors of artists and cartographers and their representations of geography. in addition to indulging in an expansive and expressive party attendees have been capable of re? ect all alone paintings and speak about related components in each one other’s paintings. It additionally allowed cartographers and artists to debate the possibility of collaboration in destiny learn and improvement. To recognize the signi? cance of this occasion, paper authors have been invited to additional increase their paintings and give a contribution chapters to this publication. We think that this ebook marks either a signi? cant get together in Vienna and a place to begin for destiny collabo- tive efforts among artists and cartographers. The editors want to recognize the paintings of Manuela Schmidt and Felix Ortag, who undertook the duty of the layout and structure of the chapters.

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14. three. Nicolaus Germanius: replica of Ptolemy’s Map of the area (Geographia 1st/2nd century A. D. ) from 1467, dimension: 25. three x 34. five cm The international photograph in Maps – From the outdated a while to Mercator 159 assets and computing process the writer didn't used the proper price of the Earth’s circumference, which was once already supplied within the Greek old interval from the geographer and historian Eratosthenes. notwithstanding, Ptolemy hired the dimension and computation result of the voyager, geographer and historian Strabo of Amaseia (60–20 B. C. ). Ptolemy’s measure was once shorter through nearly a 3rd. therefore, his international photograph used to be accordingly a 3rd shorter in a north-south course and the equator was once drawn too a ways north. end result of the fallacious size of the Mediterranean Sea (62 rather than forty two levels) and stretching of Asia to the east (50 levels greater than its precise price) there has been now not sufficient room left among western ecu coast and the Asian japanese coast. this is able to later mislead Columbus (1451–1506) in his conclusions that he might achieve Asia quite fast by way of sea, crusing in a westerly path from Europe. there is not any doubt that Ptolomy’s paintings complex cartography, even though his assumptions inhibited its extra improvement. Up till the tip of the center a long time, geographers and cartographers ignored his deadly errors. 14. 2. three Roman vintage Age The additional improvement of the mathematical foundations of maps stagnated throughout the Roman interval. Emperor Augustus (63 B. C. –14 A. D. ) was once happy with approximate map geometry, yet he was once in particular drawn to an in depth survey of all items, roads and paths of his empire. Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (64 B. C. –12 A. D. ) used to be accountable for the survey and began generating the final map of the area Orbis terrarum, which encompassed the Mediterranean sector. It used to be regrettably notion for a very long time that Agrippa’s huge map of the realm used to be the template for the well-known map Tabula Peutingeriana (Figure 14. four, Austrian nationwide Library, Vienna). The Viennese humanist Conradus Celtis (1459–1508) stumbled on it within the library of a Benedictine abbey in Tegernsee (Germany) at finish of fifteenth century (1494) and gave it as a present to his colleague Konrad Peutinger (1465–1547) who amassed outdated maps and manuscripts (Clark and Black 2005). After rigorously contemplating this distinctive checklist of the previous, it used to be concluded that the unique map used to be produced round the 12 months 250 (Leithäuser 1958, Clark and Black 2005) and that it was once probably one of many copies of an in depth highway map of the Roman Empire from the 1st century. Tabula Peutingeriana includes eleven maps, that are assembled to shape a strap (680 cm x forty three cm). as a result, the entire painted sector is stretched west to east. This map of the realm is phenomenally vital for geography and never rather a lot for cartography, simply because its geometry of rivers, street networks, settlements and crucial mountain chains don't mirror fact. Its designated worth lies within the 3,500 toponyms at the map which describe the area of that point.

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