6) William Cunningham, The Cosmographical
Glasse, conteinyng the pleasant Principles of Cosmographie, Geographie, Hydrographie, or Navigation (London, 1559), fol.
At first glance, Bullein's second book, a collection of four dialogues on Simples, Surgery, Compounds, and the Use of Medicines, looks as drily scientific a question-and-answer session as Cuningham's Cosmographical
The full Latin title was Prodromus Dissertationum Cosmographicarum Continens Mysterium Cosmographicum ("A Preview of Cosmographical
Dissertations Containing the Mystery of the Cosmos").
The early cosmographical
tradition seems to understand both the Throne and the Footstool being located in the farthest reaches of the cosmos and enveloped by light (Nur).
109) Secondly the cosmographical
construct of the 'four winds' was very much a European invention and far-removed from the dichotomy dividing the lands above from the lands below 'the winds', here meaning the monsoon, which characterized the cosmology and more widely the identities of the peoples of South-East Asia.
He applauds the poet's originality in attending to the site of Hell and its dimensions, and reports the results of the cosmographical
researches on the Commedia undertaken by a fellow Florentine, Antonio Tuccio Manetti.
These are all to be discovered as stories of active cosmographical
reassertion and revolt.
The first is 1 Enoch 26:1, where, in his cosmographical
account of his world tour, Enoch says: "I was transported to the middle of the earth, and I saw a blessed place, in which were trees and saplings surviving and burgeoning from a felled tree.
He produced a series of terrestrial globes in 1515, 1520, 1523 and 1533, which incorporated the latest geographical information with current cosmographical
William Cuningham, The cosmographical
glasse conteinyng the
For the larger cosmographical
significance of the divine tablet in salvation history, see Ibn Kathir, al-Bidaya wa-l-nihaya, ed.
Ariosto was himself well placed to develop his interests as a cosmographical
4) Jerry Brotton underlines the influential mystique attending the contemporary geographer-navigators: 'Often pilots with experience of long-distance seaborne travel, they took on the mantle of learned cosmographical
savants': Brotton, Trading Territories: Mapping the Early ModernWorld (London: Reaktion, 1997), p.
Grynaeus's career exemplifies the passage of humanism from literary texts to the application of its critical exegesis to mathematical, cosmographical
, physical, botanical, medical, and metallurgical texts: to be sure, humanism and science here coalesce.
This complete manuscript is of a hitherto unknown Arabic cosmographical
treatise, the Kitab Ghara 'ib al-funun wamulah al-'uyun.