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SEA MONSTERS ON MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MAPS. Chet Van Duzer. British Library, London, 2013. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 144 pp. with 153 ills. (136 col.). 25 x 23 cm. ISBN 9780712358903 In English.
Paperbound reprint available Fall 2014 at $20.00 (ISBN 978-0-7123-5771-5). Publisher's description: In Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps, Chet Van Duzer analyzes the most important examples of sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps produced in Europe. Van Duzer begins with the earliest mappaemundi on which these monsters appear in the tenth century and continues to the end of the sixteenth century and, along the way, sheds important light on the sources, influences, and methods of the cartographers who drew or painted them. A beautifully designed visual reference work, Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps will be important not only in the history of cartography, art, and zoological illustration, but also in the history of the geography of the "marvelous" and of Western conceptions of the ocean.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 300 A.D.-1400, 1400-1600 — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 152753
Hardcover $35.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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