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Terra Globalized

Terra Globalized

Chapter:
(p.57) Chapter 3 Terra Globalized
Source:
Exterranean
Author(s):
Phillip John Usher
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823284221.003.0004

This chapter shifts the focus firmly to a geographical—as opposed to mythological—Terra and to Terra’s (quite literal) early modern post-1492 globalization, as when Sebastian Münster says Terra is known to be “globum magnum & rotundum” (a big and round globe). The chapter explores how the post-1492 Terra of cosmographic writing and globe gores—and that might seem to be produced only for a divine seen-from-nowhere perspective—collide with contemporary presentations of New World mining on this new global Terra.

Keywords:   globes, montaigne, Münster, New World

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