Article ID: CBB621027984

Two Cartographic Elements in Galvaneus Flamma’s Cronica Universalis (2022)


Paolo Chiesa (Author)

Terrae Incognitae
Volume: 54
Issue: 3
Pages: 280-294
Publication date: 2022
Language: English

In his Cronica universalis Galvaneus Flamma refers to two cartographic artifacts. The first is a diagram of the winds placed within a cosmological frame, which lists the names of the winds in accordance with both “scientific” tradition and seafaring experience; this diagram intertwines two sources of knowledge, as would be expected in a scholarly milieu receptive to the suggestion of geographical practice. The other is a mappa Ianuensis, i.e. a map drawn in Genoa or kept in Genoa at the time, which Galvaneus mentions three times in his work; according to Galvaneus’s mentions, this map depicted the entire globe, and was much more extensive than a portolan chart. Both elements bring new light about the author’s geographical interests and sources, and add some small tiles to the mosaic of fourteenth-century cartography.

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Authors & Contributors
Federica Favero
Giulia Greco
Bouloux, Nathalie B.
Cattaneo, Angela
Edson, Evelyn
Goldstein, Bernard R.
Terrae Incognitae
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography
Cambridge University Press
Brepols Publishers
Johns Hopkins University Press
University of Chicago Press
Yale Univ. Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Academy of Athens
Maps; atlases
Science and religion
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Flamma, Galvano (Galvaneus)
Abner, of Burgos
Clement VI, Pope
Levi Ben Gershon
Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meir
Time Periods
14th century
15th century
Early modern
12th century
Alps (Europe)
Tuscany (Italy)
Rhone River (Switzerland and France)
Ottoman Empire
Rome (Italy)

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