Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. 1171 pp, extensively illustrated. Previous owner's name written on front pastedown, tiny bump to lower spine, otherwise as new. Dust jacket shows the same bump at the lower spine, else fine. Due to weight, shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders. From the jacket: "The European Renaissance was as rich and fruitful an era for cartography as it was for the arts and sciences generally. Between 1450 and 1650, maps became a key component of daily and cultural life for literate Europeans who sought to understand the organization and nature of their world. Cartography in the European Renaissance explores the many ways in which maps were transformed from medieval rarities into dynamic and indispensible elements of early modern literature and science, art and technology, government and commerce, war and peace, empire and exploration." This volume includes dozends of interpretive essays on various aspects of the history of Renaissance cartography and its place in culture, technical production and consumption of maps, and maps and their use in Renaissance governance; as well as sections dedicated to the cartography of Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Other countries are covered in Part 2.