AndrŽ Thevet's North America

AndrŽ Thevet's North America

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AndrAc Thevet was one of the most widely travelled Frenchmen of the sixteenth century, visiting almost all the main countries and regions of western Europe, the Near East, and Brazil. He served four consecutive French kings, beginning with Henry II, as Royal Cosmographer and qgarde des singularitez.q As cosmographer, he wrote three major books dealing with the discovery and subsequent exploration of the New World: Les Singularitez de la France antarctique (1556), La Cosmographie universelle (1575), and the Grand Insulaire (unpublished, 1586). Although the portions of these works devoted to South America have received considerable attention from scholars, Thevet's work on North America has remained inaccessible to students of the Age of Discovery. Professors Schlesinger and Stabler have now added Thevet to the list of enjoyable books by early European explorers of North America.which lies at some fifty-two degrees of latitude. ... The Oxford English Dictionary cites Richard Haydocke in a translation from Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo, Tratto dell a#39;arte, della pintura . ... There are various shades of meaning for the term, which was used primarily in architecture (a schematic representation of a section of aanbsp;...

Title:AndrŽ Thevet's North America
Author:André Thevet, Roger Schlesinger, Arthur Stabler
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 1986-11-01


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