Chet Van Duzer has held research fellowships at the John Carter Brown Library and Library of Congress, and has published widely on medieval and Renaissance cartography. His book The World for a King: Pierre Desceliers’ Map of 1550 is forthcoming from the British Library.
Ilya Dines, Ph.D. (2008), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress. He is an expert on manuscript studies, medieval encyclopedism and bestiaries, particularly Third Family bestiaries, and has published extensively in these areas.
The book will be of interest to those working in the history of cartography, the history of art, Apocalypticism, religious studies, and manuscript studies.
“meticulous and well informed … Van Duzer and Dines have brought to light a cartographical corpus worthy indeed of further scholarly investigation.”
Alessandro Scafi, The Warburg Institute, University of London. In: Imago Mundi Vol. 69, No. 1 (2017), pp. 119-120.
“The book is sturdily and beautifully produced. The authors present their findings with admirable thoroughness and clarity, and with an expansive bibliography. … An exemplary work of scholarship that brings to light engaging new knowledge.”
Robert E. Lerner, Northwestern University. In: Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 70, No. 2 (Summer 2017), pp. 682-683.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
Chapter 1. Description of Huntington HM 83
Chapter 2. The Historical Context: Lübeck in the Fifteenth Century
Chapter 3. The Author
Chapter 4. The Geographical Sections
Excerpts from the Geographical Section
Excerpts from the Section on Astronomy and Geography
Links with the Rudimentum novitiorum
Early Thematic Mapping
The Maps in the Geographical Sections
Chapter 5. The Treatise on the Apocalypse
Late Fifteenth-Century German Apocalypticism
The Apocalyptic Maps and Texts
Proof of Circulation: Wolfenbüttel, HAB, Cod. Guelf. 442 Helmst
Other Attempts to Map the Apocalypse