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The Commerce of Cartography: Printing, Price, and Francesco Rosselli

Genevieve Carlton

in Worldly Consumers: The Demand for Maps in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255316
eISBN:
9780226255453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255453.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter examines the connection between changes in cartographic production and consumption in the first decades of printing. Through an analysis of the inventory made in 1528 of Europe’s first ... More


Toward a New City Image: Leon Battista Alberti’s Descriptio urbis Romae (ca. 1450) and Francesco Rosselli’s Lost View of Rome (ca. 1485–90)

Jessica Maier

in Rome Measured and Imagined: Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226127637
eISBN:
9780226127774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127774.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The late fifteenth century saw the emergence of two paradigms: Leon Battista Alberti’s Descriptio urbis Romae, a treatise describing the scholar’s method for making a geometric plan of Rome, and ... More


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