Archives par étiquette : cartographie

Conférence : « Land in Sicht. Verfahren der Landkartierung bei küstennaher Fahrt um 1600 ».

Titelseite der 2. franz. Ausgabe von Lucas Jansz. Waghenaers Seehandbuch („Den Nieuwen Spieghel der Zeevaert“,1596): Le Nouveau Miroir des vo(i)ages marins (…), Jean Bellère, Antwerpen 1600, Exemplar der Universiteitsbibliotheek, Amsterdam.

Type : Conférence
Date et heure : 07 Novembre 2017 à 18h
Lieu : Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art (DFK), 45 rue des Petits-Champs, Paris

Conférence en allemand proposée par Ulrike Gehring, professeur d’histoire de l’art à l’Universität Trier, Allemagne.

Das Navigieren vor der französischen Küste war um 1600 ähnlich riskant wie das Umfahren der Scilly Islands, dem gefürchtetsten Schiffsfriedhof Europas. Selbst erfahrene Seeleute aus Spanien und Portugal manövrierten hier nur unter Anleitung bretonischer Lotsen, die ihre Waren sicher durch die Gezeiten, unbekannte Strömungen, Riffe oder Untiefen brachten. Erst ab den 1540er Jahren wurde das über Generationen gesammelte Wissen in Seehandbüchern niedergeschrieben und illustriert. Die in Volkssprache erschienenen Bücher kartierten den Meeresgrund und gaben die Küstenlandschaft detailgenau wieder, so, wie sie sich dem Seefahrer vom Wasser aus darbot. Über das simple Verfahren des Abgleichs konnte so auch der Ortsunkundige seine Position bestimmen, Gefahren ausweichen und die Geschwindigkeit seines Bootes neu berechnen. Continuer la lecture

Appel à publication : Cartographic Styles and Discourse

Georges Boissaye du bocage, Le grand blanc de terre Neuve, 1771, 96 x 64,5 cm, Paris, bibliothèque nationale de France.

Type : Appel à publication

Date limite ; 22 septembre 2017

This is a call for proposals to be considered in the constitution of a thematic issue of Artl@s Bulletin which will explore the intersection of art and cartography in a range of historical and geographic contexts. Centuries-old representations of land from around the globe are known for their conceptual characteristics, such as indigenous American, medieval Mediterranean, and Chinese silk maps whose ‘world views’ are often clearly rooted instead in their unique social perspectives. Art and cartography again come together in modern maps that consciously reject the empiricism of enlightenment-era cartography in favor of culturally-meaningful aesthetics. In some contemporary maps, the particular way that ideas and information become visualized, including through the use of unconventional materials or new technologies, arguably shapes their outcomes just as much or more than any physical territory. Continuer la lecture

Publication : Print Quarterly, March 2017

Israël Silvestre, Fontaine de la Renommée dans le Jardin de Versailles, 1682, gravure, 50,0 x 37,7 cm, Versailles, Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

ARTICLES
A Proposed Intaglio Addition to Leonhard Beck’s Printed Oeuvre BARBARA BUTTS AND MARJORIE B. COHN 3
Lelio Orsi, Antonio Pérez and ‘The Minotaur Before a Broken Labyrinth’ RHODA EITEL-PORTER 11
Cornelis Galle I Between Genoa and Antwerp JAMIE GABBARELLI 20
Franz Christoph von Scheyb on the Art of Engraving THOMAS FRANGENBERG 32
The Drypoints of B. J. O. Nordfeldt JULIE MELLBY 42 Continuer la lecture

Publication : Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age.

SUTTON Elizabeth A., Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age, Chicaco, The university of Chicago press, 2015, 208 p.

SUTTON Elizabeth A., Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age, Chicaco, The university of Chicago press, 2015, 208 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

In Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age, Elizabeth A. Sutton explores the fascinating but previously neglected history of corporate cartography during the Dutch Golden Age, from ca. 1600 to 1650. She examines how maps were used as propaganda tools for the Dutch West India Company in order to encourage the commodification of land and an overall capitalist agenda.

Building her exploration around the central figure of Claes Jansz Vischer, an Amsterdam-based publisher closely tied to the Dutch West India Company, Sutton shows how printed maps of Dutch Atlantic territories helped rationalize the Dutch Republic’s global expansion. Maps of land reclamation projects in the Netherlands, as well as the Dutch territories of New Netherland (now New York) and New Holland (Dutch Brazil), reveal how print media were used both to increase investment and to project a common narrative of national unity. Maps of this era showed those boundaries, commodities, and topographical details that publishers and the Dutch West India Company merchants and governing Dutch elite deemed significant to their agenda. In the process, Sutton argues, they perpetuated and promoted modern state capitalism.

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