Making the World Go 'Round: How Urbano Monte Created his Map of 1587
The talk is entitled: Making the World Go 'Round: How Urbano Monte Created his Map of 1587.
Urbano Monte's map of 1587 is a spectacular creation, designed to be assembled into an image of the world 10.5 feet in diameter, on an unusual projection, intended to be rotated about its center, and elaborately decorated with images of sovereigns, sea monsters, and animals. In this talk Chet Van Duzer will present new research how Urbano Monte went about making the map: the events and works that inspired him, the sources from which he borrowed, and his own statements about the map.
A joint publication by Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps and the David Rumsey Map Center details more about this magnificent map, eons ahead of its time.
The acquisition has been recognized internationally by the press, including the National Geographic, El Pais, the CBC and many others.
- 15.00: Center opens to the public for viewing
- 15.30 - 16.45: Chet Van Duzer Talk
- 16.45 - 17.30: post talk map viewing
The talk is free, but requires advance registration. Please register.