This website provides a wealth of material concerning the conception of the World through Cosmography and Geography. Numerous maps and cartographic materials provide a historical overview of the evolution of the discipline, which reached its peak during the Renaissance period. Likewise, we find a large number of authors of different nationalities, with works that explore a great diversity of territories, ranging from a global perspective to the most regional level. Thus, we can find atlases that deal with the extent of the seas and oceans, maps that circumscribe a particular region, world maps or sea charts belonging to a voyage of exploration. Access to the materials is fast and versatile, and the illustrations are presented with a high quality of both image and detail.
Project: 11. Science and culture as representation in Europe., 9. Travels and travelers: economic, social and cultural connections.
Chronology: XVI, XVII
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Web
Source: Biblioteca Pleyades
Owner: Daniel Maldonado Cid (Modernalia)
Copyright: Biblioteca virtual Pleyades
Abstract: Virtual repository with access to numerous maps and cartographic documentsImage