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A Renaissance Globemaker's Toolbox
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Contents: Foreword by Daniel De Simone; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction: For Posterity: The Miscellanies of Johannes Schoner; The Schoner Sammelband at the Library of Congress:12 Sheets of Waldseemuller 1507 World Map; 13 Sheets of the Waldseemuller 1516 Carta marina, including Schoner manuscript; Celestial globe gores; Terrestrial gore fragments Celestial gore fragments; Durer-Stabius Star Chart; Chapter 1: Cartography in the Margins: How Johannes Schoner Read his Maps; Chapter 2: Johannes Schoner Makes a Globe; Chapter 3: It s all in the Stars: Natal Astrology and Johannes Schoner s Three Books; Chapter 4: The Earth Begins to Move: Rheticus and the Early Reception of Copernican Astronomy; Conclusion: Johannes Schoner and the Birth of Modern Science; Endnotes; Index.

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John W. Hessler is Senior Cartographic Librarian in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.. He is currently a Scholar in Residence at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, where he is researching the Paul Krueger Archive in the Law Library.

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"a richly illustrated delight to the eye...General readers will find the accounts of Schoner's place in history and the preservation of the map lucid and fascinating" John Noble Wilford, The New York Times "For anybody interested in the deeply fascinating world of Renaissance science, this is indispensable reading" Toby Lester, author of Creating the World Anew and Da Vinci's Ghost a richly illustrated delight to the eye...General readers will find the accounts of Schoner s place in history and the preservation of the map lucid and fascinating John Noble Wilford, The New York Times For anybody interested in the deeply fascinating world of Renaissance science, this is indispensable reading Toby Lester, author of Creating the World Anew and Da Vinci s Ghost" a richly illustrated delight to the eye...General readers will find the accounts of Schoner s place in history and the preservation of the map lucid and fascinating John Noble Wilford, "The New York Times" For anybody interested in the deeply fascinating world of Renaissance science, this is indispensable reading Toby Lester, author of "Creating the World Anew" and "Da Vinci s Ghost"" "a richly illustrated delight to the eye...General readers will find the accounts of Schoner's place in history and the preservation of the map lucid and fascinating" John Noble Wilford, "The New York Times" "For anybody interested in the deeply fascinating world of Renaissance science, this is indispensable reading" Toby Lester, author of "Creating the World Anew" and "Da Vinci's Ghost"

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