cosmography


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the science that maps the general features of the universe

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a representation of the earth or the heavens

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Such as the case for Tarraca which is most probably located on the route between Cara (Santacara) and Segia (Ejea de los Caballeros) following the Ravenna Cosmography (R4).
Among the subjects included in this singular catalogue are: lyric and epic poetry, drama, theology, civil and canon law, political science, geology, grammar and orthography, cosmography, astronomy, geometry, trigonometry, arithmetic, physics, metallurgy, navigation, poliorcetics (i.e., siegecraft) and hercotectonics (the art of constructing walls and fortifications), botany, medicine, surgery, teratology (one of his earliest treatises was an account and examination of human malformations reported in Lima), sacred history, Spanish and Peruvian historiography, natural science, et cetera.
There is a vertical plane in Native American cosmography, but it does not carry the evaluative connotations of "better" vs.
In the wake of Thomas Kuhn's studies, it is clear that by his project Jarry advocated the need for a pataphysical revolution: a science that is to study all phenomena as just as many exceptions, precisely as Humboldt's cosmography required: to study each phenomenon as it is, in its uniqueness, because its existence at this level of resolution calls our attention.
This partnership will enable our collection items to be shared on an international scale with academics, researchers and those who have an interest in the history of the Gulf region, and further demonstrates the shared vision between both organisations to contribute to the advancement of knowledge across the world." During the visit, curators presented HH Sheikha Moza with several noteworthy collection items, including a beautifully illustrated copy of a text on cosmography and natural history, various maps of the region and the earliest recorded copy of Archimides' treatise on water-clocks.
Linking Cide Hamete's motives and cosmography, de Armas maintains that Don Quixote's melancholy is guided by Saturn, the planet that grants wisdom through pain and travails.
There was once a barrel-maker and demagogue named Bernadino, who, in the realm of cosmography, professed a belief that the world was an enormous tunnel of marmalade, and in the realm of politics insisted that the throne should belong to the people.
In De ordine creaturarum he wrote about cosmography, meteorology and other natural sciences.
To this end, In the late sixteenth century the Spanish Crown reintroduced cosmography as a field of knowledge applied to the continents of America and Oceania, and developed instruments for the chorographic and geographical recognition of the territories claimed on behalf of the King.
As Joan-Pau Rubies explains, "In Renaissance learning geography, or cosmography, acted as an encyclopaedic synthesis for the description of the world.
Smith, who focuses primarily on the Enchanted Boat chapter of part two, examines the way in which an innovative and abstract "view from above"--as articulated in cartographic works like Abraham Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum--informs the cosmography that Cervantes parodies in Don Quixote and Sancho's early modern "voyage of discovery" upon the Ebro River.
navigator needed to know science-wise and then learn that Christopher Columbus knew Latin, Portuguese, Castilian, Cosmography, Geography, Algebra, Geometry, Cartography, Theology, Navigation, plus secret ciphers,” says Rosa, “question how could he have been the touted wool-weaver from Genoa and not a noble well-schooled from a young age?”
"Comprehending" means representing cosmography in miniature, as well as understanding.
The Cosmography of Aethicus Ister; edition, translation, and commentary.
Recorde praises knowledge "of cosmography as the study of the unchanging heavens, the repository of knowledge and truth" (qtd.