Atlas de Cartes Marines — Cresques
By Jesús R. Velasco | Published on September 16, 2019
- JRV Wandering Islands
- Gomes Nogueira, O obrador
- Estow, Mapping central Europe
- Sáenz-López Pérez, Gog y Magog
We will be looking at this manuscript from the Hi-res version digitized at the National Library of France, as you see in the link. Juan Ceva, in his The Cresques Project, that you have as a resource for this session, has many translations and other elements of interest for the understanding of this map. I have written a bit about it (in Catalan) in my address “Filologia de l’Orient Català”, that you can find here. I have also attached the pdf of a short paper on “Wandering Islands” in which I also took into account the Catalan Atlas. We will be reading it in our class.
I am attaching as well some other relevant articles that you can read or scan and that will help us understanding important characteristics about the Atlas. Indeed, the bibliography on the subject is far from abundant, which is surprising, to say the least. However, the works of Llompart and Riera i Sans collected and translated in Ceva’s The Cresques Project are of interest insofar as they constitute archival research on the lives, works, and context of the cartographers.