Zea and Fermene
By BORDONE, Benedetto di , 1534

Zea; Fermene

Europe Greece
  • 作者: BORDONE, Benedetto di
  • 出版地: Venice
  • 出版商: [Nicolo Zoppino]
  • 发布日期: 1534
  • 物理描述: A pair of vignette woodcut maps (each 85 by 145mm to the neatline), with contemporary hand-colour in outline.
  • 方面: 300 by 200mm. (11.75 by 7.75 inches).
  • 库存参考: 3250

笔记

Two maps of Greek islands. Left: Kea or Zea; right: Kythnos, both islands in the Cyclades (Fermene).

From the second Zoppino edition of Benedetto di Bordone’s ‘Isolario’, published in 1534. Bordone’s (1460-1539) “Isolario…”, or book of islands, was the first printed isolario to encompass the entire world, the only printed isolario to precede it was the little book of Bartolomeo dalli Sonetti, 1485, which covered only the Aegean islands. The isolario was a popular genre that had first appeared in manuscript examples by Cristoforo Buondelmonte dating from the early fifteenth-century, Bordone expanded on the usual theme to encompass lands beyond the eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean archipelago and the Levant, to guide travellers to other parts of Europe and the world, stretching as far as the Indian Ocean, the African coastline and the New World.

Bordone’s work combines conventional and maritime cartography: the representation of settlements echo maps, and the coastlines are in the style of nautical charts.

参考书目

  1. Shirley, BL, T.BORD-1a
  2. Shirley, World, 59.
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