TITLE: The Catalan Atlas. DATE: AUTHOR: Abraham Cresques. DESCRIPTION: This ‘atlas’ was the work of a family of Catalonian Jewish chart. This page contains the translations into English the legends of the Catalan Atlas ( ) as they appear in the different panels of this work attributed to Cresques. En pocas ocasiones un Mapamundi anónimo y sin fecha se ha podido documentar tan ampliamente como el Atlas Catalán que guarda la Biblioteca Nacional.
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The map provides intricate details about harbors, navigational routes and nautical aspects of the Mediterranean.
The explanatory texts report customs described by Polo and catalogue local economic resources, real or supposed. Most of the information in portolans is derived partially from travel writings or astronomical information, and mainly from vast collections of data pertaining to voyages across the Mediterranean and, in this way, emphasize accuracy.
Featured pictures Abraham Cresques Wikipedia: A brief look at the author of the Catalan Atlas, Abraham Cresques, indirectly reveals a great deal about another aspect of the Aragonese imperium in the Mediterranean: The conception of the world and its cartographic representation greatly changed in Europe during the High Middle Ages.
Moreover, despite the coherence in economic and strategic policy, each of the Catalan dominions, with the possible exception of Majorca, behaved as virtually independent kingdoms.
By Abraham Cresques died with his son Jehuda. The Chronicle of San Juan de la Pena: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas: Atlas from the 14th century attributed to Abraham Cresques.
The focus by such scholars as Harley on of the knowledge-power relationship within cartography in the post era implies that maps had less significance in the High Middle ages, which is definitely not the case.
This has been a very contentious question in the discourse of catala history of cartography. Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies: Copyright Office before January 1, In this regard, the point of departure for the discussion of the Catalan Atlas should be the thematic question: The main primary sources include Cataoan Nelson trans.
These are only a few of the questions that are raised by attempting to interpret the Catalan Atlas catwlan as representative or reflective of an existing status quo in the Mediterranean. He also came from a Jewish family, a fact that may have led to his stigmatization, marginalization, and persecution in a place like Castile, but the outlook of the Aragonese meant that minority communities, such as the Jews and Muslims were generally tolerated.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: So abundant is the gold which is found in his country that he is the cztalan and most noble king in all the land. The 13755 viewed the vast world to the Far East as a potential missionary arena from which to expand Christendom, while the more worldly-minded expressed excitement about the riches and trade of the Orient.
New York University Press: Catalan Atlas of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Reproduction of Catalan Atlas by Abraham Cresques circa 1375
You are commenting using your WordPress. He is said to have led the prayer in the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, cured the son of a sultan from madness in Syria, and astonished scholars in Cairo by his vast erudition. Although this should not be taken to mean that all cartographers of medieval Europe believed that Jerusalem was the literal geographic center of the earth which was understood to be sphericalit reflects a certain tendency among European Christians to represent the world in cafalan and metaphysical terms.
Taking advantage of the weakened Hispano-Muslims, Jaime I of Aragon managed to conquer Valencia and the strategically-important island of Majorca by This page was last edited on 16 Mayat Detail of Spain and North Africa.
The answer is not a simple one.
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The Arab Influence in Medieval Europe. Permission Reusing this caatlan. In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs for details. Cartography in Culture and Society.
This is an account of his Hajj, which he undertook with his family in