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Tabula noua Hispaniae

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Article ID EUE2607
Artist Ptolemy/ Servetius (1509-1553)
Michael Servetus was a Spanish theologian, physician, cartographer, and Renaissance humanist. He mostly lived in Paris and Lyon and studied Astrology, Mathematic and Medizin. He issued the Ptolomy maps where he bacame a famous Carthographer. Claudius Ptolemy (arround 100- 160 a.C.) Geographia, gives a list of geographic coordinates of spherical longitude and latitude of almost ten thousand point locations on the earth surface, as they were known at his times. The list is organized in Tabulae which cor- respond to specific regions of the three known continents at that time, Africa, Asia and Europe. Research on Ptolemy’s Geographia has started at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the eighties, focused mainly, but not exclusively, on data re- lated to territories which are now under the sovereignty of the modern Greek state. The World of Ptolemy is classified in Regions, since each Chapter is referred to one of them, giving by this way the concept of Atlas as it is understood today.
Title Tabula noua Hispaniae
Year c. 1541
Description Map shows total Spain and Portugal with the Baleards in the south and the Azores in the north
Place of Publication Lyon
Dimensions (cm)31,5 x 42
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueWoodcut

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