The Dream of the West, Pt II

The Dream of the West, Pt II

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This volume looks at the ancient heritage of Greek philosophy and Mesopotamian astronomy and examines the history of map-making, coastal and celestial navigation and astronomy from 1487-1727.A typical example is La Sfera by Leonardo Dati (1360a€“1425), or by his brother Gregorio or Goro, a work which was widely ... The first seamana#39;s manual of this kind was printed in the 15th century, soon after movable type and the printing pressanbsp;...

Title:The Dream of the West, Pt II
Author:Brian Lasater - 2008-01


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