Continuing our focus on various kinds of printed images, this week looks more closely at maps and also at other forms of printed material culture.
- Rebecca Carnevali, "Iconographies and material culture of illustrated cheap print from post-Tridentine Bologne", in Massimo Rospocher et al (eds), Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures: Popular Print in Europe (1450-1900); (De Gruyter, 2019), 33-52.
- Permission to print Jacopo De Barbari’s view of Venice from Venice: A Documentary History (RP)
- Jacopo De Barbari's View of Venice (1500)
- Bronwen Wilson, "Venice, Print and the Early Modern Icon", Urban History 33.1 (2006): 39-64.
- Extract from Abraham Ortelius’ letter to the reader in the 1570 Latin edition of his atlas. Translated by Marcel Peter René van den Broecke in Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570-1641): Characteristics and development of a sample of on verso map texts (RP)
* Choose one city (besides Venice!) from the Historic Cities website or one of the web resources listed below and consider how it was represented in early printed maps.
- Juergen Schulz, “Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of Venice Map-Making, City Views, and Moralized Geography,” Art Bulletin 60 (1978): 425-74.
- Sean Roberts, Printing a Mediterranean world : Florence, Constantinople, and the renaissance of geography (Harvard, 2013).
- Bronwen Wilson, The world in Venice: print, the city and early modern identity (Toronto, 2005).
- Dario Del Puppo, "All the World Is a Book: Italian Renaissance Printing in a Global Perspective", Textual Cultures 6/2 (2011): 1-22.
- Jerry Brotton, "Printing the World," in Marina Frasca-Spada and Nick Jardine (eds), Books and the Sciences in History (Cambridge, 2000), 35-48.
- Nicholas Warner, The True Description of Cairo: A Sixteenth-Century Venetian View (London, 2006).
- George McClure, The Culture of Profession in Late Renaissance Italy (Toronto, 2004).
- Benjamin Arbel, "Maps of the world for ottoman princes? Further evidence and questions concerning the mappamondo of Hajji Ahmed'", Imago Mundi 54 (2002): 19–99.
- David Woodward, Maps as prints in the Italian Renaissance: makers, distributors and consumers (London, 1996).
- Robert Mayhew, "Geography, print culture and the Renaissance: "The road less travelled by"," History of European Ideas 27, 4 (2001), 349–369.
- Michael Wintle, The image of Europe: visualizing Europe in cartography and iconography (New York, 2009).
- C. Mukerji, 'Printing, cartography and conceptions of place in Renaissance Europe', Media, Culture and Society, 28 (2006): 651-69. 27 (2001): 349-369.
- Denis Cosgrove, "Mapping new worlds: culture and cartography in sixteenth-century Venice", Imago Mundi 24 (1992): 65-89.
- Lilian Armstrong, "Benedetto Bordon, "Miniator" and Cartography in Early Sixteenth-Century Venice", Imago Mundi 48 (1996): 65-92.
- Theodore Cachey Jr., "From the Mediterranean to the World: A Note on the Italian "Book of Islands" (isolario)," California Italian Studies 1(1) (2010): 1-13.
- Rose Marie San Juan, Rome: A City Out of Print (Minneapolis, 2001).
- David Buisseret,The mapmaker's quest : depicting new worlds in Renaissance Europe (Oxford, 2003)
- J.B. Harley, "Silences and Secrecy: The Hidden Agenda of Cartography in Early Modern Europe", Imago Mundi, 40 (1988), 57-76.
- Jerry Brotton, Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World (London, 1997).
- I. Manners, "Constructing the Image of a City: The Representation of Constantinople in Christopher Buondelmonti's Liber insularum Archipelagi", Annals of the Association of American Geographers 87 (1997): 72-102.
- BBC TV programme on The Beauty of Maps
- Narrating the Myth of Venice Through Maps, Graphs and Timelines - site with some of the early printed images of Venice.
- Turning the pages: Mercator's Atlas - the first atlas of Europe, a copy combining hand-drawn and printed maps.
- Olaus Magnus's Map of Scandinavia, printed in Venice in 1539, from the James Ford Bell library
- Manuscripts, Books, and Maps: The Printing Press and a Changing World
- Pietro Bertelli, Theatre of the cities of Italy (Vicenza, 1616) - city maps and descriptions.