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  • Beholder of All Ages: The History of the World in a French Mappemonde

Boyd Davis, Stephen, 2015, Journal Article, Beholder of All Ages: The History of the World in a French Mappemonde Textimage: revue d'étude du dialogue text-image, 7 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1954-3840

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A chart published in France in 1750 attempted to map historic time. Several copies of the chart survive, and at least two copies of the author’s Explication published some time after 1760. The article makes use of both documents, the latter translated into English for the first time. It sets them in the context of fundamental changes to the nature of visualisation in the eighteenth century, focusing on the "chronographic" – visual chronology.

Un tableau publié en France en 1750 a tenté de cartographier le temps historique. Il y a plusieurs copies de ce carte qui survivent, et au moins deux copies de l’Explication de l’auteur qui était publiée quelque temps après 1760. Le chapitre fait appel à ces deux documents, le dernier traduit en anglais pour la première fois. Il les replace dans le contexte des changements fondamentaux dans le caractère de la visualisation au XVIIIe siècle, en se concentrant sur la chronographie – la chronologie visuelle.

Official URL: http://revue-textimage.com/11_illustration_science...
Subjects: Other > Physical Sciences > F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences > F830 Topography > F831 Cartography
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V100 History by period > V140 Modern History > V143 Modern History 1700-1799
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V200 History by area > V220 European History > V221 French History
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V370 History of Design
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V380 History of Science
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W210 Graphic Design > W213 Visual Communication
School or Centre: School of Design
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2015 15:20
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2015 15:51
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1701

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