Der Globus im Wandel der Zeiten, prof. dr. Oswald Murris, dr. Gerd Saarmann, 1961 (new and unused!)

 

Der Globus im Wandel der Zeiten, prof. dr. Oswald Murris, dr. Gerd Saarmann, 1961, Berlin - Stuttgart, Columbus Verlag Paul Oestergaard - Beutelsbach, (1961). Hardcover (stamped gold lettering), 23,5 x 16,5 cm. 288 p. 145 illustrations; some in colour, index, bibliography.
The globe throughout the ages (de globe in de loop der tijden). Very nice book for everybody who want to know more about globes.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (translation from German)

  • Christian and antique thinking in the conflict for the circular form of the earth
  • the Arab globes
  • the resort of the Middle Ages to the writings of the Aristoteles and Ptolemaus
  • Martin Behaims "speaking" globe and the Laonglobus as a sign of the pre Colombian conception of the world
  • the importance of the globes at present the discovery America
  • the cartographic map on the globe of the Gemma Frisius
  • the Mercatorgloben and its cartographic impact
  • the Renaissance globes in the first half of the 16th. Century
  • the Renaissance globes in the second half of the 16th. Century
  • the globes as art and decoration work; Metal and cup globes
  • the extension of the earth maps in the age of the baroque
  • the giant globes of the baroque, playful exaggeration  but also new meditation on the reality by Coronelli
  • more globes 17th. Century
  • the mathematical definition of the earth maps in 18th. Century by Delisle
  • the transition from artwork to mass production in 19th. Century
  • the modern globe and the representation of the third dimension
  • bibliography
  • listing of the illustrations
  • person listing

$60,- or  50,-

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