Authors

Jane C. Fitzpatrick '21, Gettysburg College

Document Type

Student Research Paper

Publication Date

Fall 2017

Department

Art

Abstract

Abraham Ortelius and Johann Baptist Homann were very successful cartographers who benefitted from the rising trend in curiosity cabinets during the Renaissance. Ortelius lived from 1527-1598 and was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and Homann became famous in Nuremberg, Germany during his life from 1663-1724. [excerpt]

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Comments

Produced as part of a collaboration between Kay Etheridge's course FYS-188: Exploration of the Marvelous: Art and Science in the Renaissance, and Felicia Else's course ARTH 284: Wonders of Nature and Artifice: The Renaissance Quest for Knowledge.

Original version online at http://wonder-cabinet.sites.gettysburg.edu/2017/cabinet/ming-blue-and-white-plate/

Audio guides on Ortelius's World Map and Homann's Ship Model Map included.

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