[World map]


[World map]

Item Information

Title:
[World map]
Description:
The winds, known collectively as Venti, have long been viewed as both bringers of good fortune and sources of chaos. In ancient Greece and Rome, the winds were seen as personas; gods who brought favorable or difficult weather. The Greek philosopher Aristotle (4th cent. BCE) named twelve winds, which are illustrated on this world map in the 1511 edition of Claudius Ptolemy’s (2nd cent. CE) Geographia. The map also features climate zones, shown here as horizontal bands that correspond to latitudinal lines across the globe. Marked with "CLI[MA]" in red, these zones number seven north of the equator and five south.
Creator:
Silvani, Bernardo.
Creator:
Pencio, Jacopo, fl. 1486-1530
Date:
1511
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
World maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
World
Publisher:
Venetiis : Per Iacobum Pentium de Leucho
Notes:
Exhibited: "Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History" organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, 2017.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Cordiform projection.
Map is printed in two colors, red and black.
Outer map border shows decorative windheads and zodiacal signs.
Appears in Ptolemy's Geographia, edited by Bernard Sylvanus. Venetiis : Per Iacobum Pentium de Leucho, anno Domini 1511.
The author's name is often given as Bernard Sylvanus (see Shirley entry 32, plate 35) or Bernardus Sylvanus.
Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Atlas scanned by Internet Archive http://archive.org/details/claudiiptholemae00ptol
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 43 x 57 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
06_01_007969
Call #:
G1005 .P7 1511
Barcode:
30000003782526
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