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Naming of America

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The Naming of America and A Renaissance Globemaker’s Toolbox Boxset

Published by GILES in association with the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 304 pages, 191 x 229 mm (9 x 7½ in)

Illustrations — 137 colour

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£30.00/US$49.95

ISBN — 978-1-907804-17-5

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Advance Praise for A Renaissance Globemaker's Toolbox: "For anybody interested in the deeply fascinating world of Renaissance science, this is indispensable reading. Virtually forgotten today, Johannes Schöner was a towering figure in his day, and in this gorgeously illustrated volume John Hessler brings him out of the shadows and restores him to his central place in the history of ideas" Toby Lester, author of Creating the World Anew and Da Vinci's Ghost Reviews of The Naming of America: "Hessler’s nuanced translation brings to life this dynamic period of cartographic history…[and] the presentation, graphic aesthetic and accessibility of the text will make this a favourite for general readers, as well, and should be on the wish list of everyone interested in early American history and cartography” Marguerite Ragnow, Imago Mundi “Both a scholarly treatise and a book anyone would purchase to remember the cornerstone map” Peter J. Porrazzo, The Portolan, Journal of the Washington Map Society “A scholarly affair, impeccably printed” Elinor Teele, California Literary Review “Hessler provides the first published translation of the map’s text blocks” The Washington Post