cosmographer


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a scientist knowledgeable about cosmography

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Pierre Desceliers, who had succeeded Crignon as Dieppe's senior cosmographer, modified Rotz (Fig.
175, royal cosmographer to king Joao III, declared that the Portuguese had discovered "new islands; new seas; new peoples; and what is more, a new sky and new stars".
Lestringant argues that two central and opposing types of the cannibal and theories of the origins of cannibalism emerged very quickly, appearing first together in the writings of the sixteenth-century French cosmographer Andre Thevet, who distinguished "bad" cannibals, who simply have a taste for flesh, from "good" cannibals, who are motivated by a hunger for revenge.
The failure of Magellan's expedition to find the peninsula of Cattigara/India Superior in the vicinity of the Moluccas led the Nuremberg cosmographer Johannes Schoner to the conclusion that America was that peninsula.
Sebastian Munster was one of the outstanding humanist scholars of Europe during the Reformation: multilinguist, Hebraicist, astronomer, cosmographer, geographer, cartographer, student of theology and mathematics, and an observer of places, plants, and economic activity.
For more on the tension between a cosmographer (Thevet) and a philosopher (Belleforest), see Normand Doiron's essay "De l'epreuve de l'espace au lieu du texte: Le recit de voyage comme genre," in Bernard Beugnot (ed.
39) While at the University of Louvain, Dee had studied under Gerard Mercator and Gemma Frisius, leading geographers of the age, and he was a regular correspondent with Pedro Nunez, cosmographer royal in Portugal, and Abraham Ortelius, whose collection of geographical knowledge in Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570) was seminal for the period.
He met the cosmographer Bartolomeu Velho, who had produced a map in 1561, and was told of a third world, or second New World, rich in gold and silver, which might be discovered for the King of France without contravening the Treaty of Tordesillas.
One style was imperial, in the form of what Canizares calls "chivalric epistemology," which depicted the cosmographer as a knight--and lest one think that chivalric science is a peculiarly Hispanic or Iberian style, Canizares lays that notion to rest in his most recent book, Puritan Conquistadors (2007)--the other was a style that Canizares calls "patriotic science," which sought to defend the Spanish colonial territories and newly emerging nations from European accusations of backwardness.
BORROWED FROM THE ancient Greek, the early modern English "cosmopolitan" or "cosmopolite" designated a "citizen" of the "one mysticall citie universall," as one of the extracts collected in Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations uses it to describe the "perfect Cosmographer.
29) Major figures involved in this trend were the Catalan cosmographer, cartographer and maker of nautical instruments Jacome de Maiorca (first half of the fifteenth century), the Jewish astronomer Abraao Zacuto (c.
43) Others included the questionnaires of the Relaciones topograficas y geograficas, the botanical expeditions of Francisco Hernandez to Mexico, the Geografia y descripcion universal de las Indias by royal cosmographer Juan Lopez de Velasco, the city views of Flemish artist Anton van den Wyngaerde, the triangulation of the Iberian Peninsula by mathematician Diego Esquivel, the so-called Escorial atlas of Spain and Portugal, and the numerous histories of the New World undertaken by various chroniclers.
Johann Schoner (1477-1547) was a German cosmographer and mathematician who from 1526 held the position of professor of mathematics at the Aegidianum Gymnasium in Nuremberg.
But employment as a cosmographer was an entirely novel pursuit, invested with the brilliance of new discoveries.