In his Cronica universalis Galvaneus Flamma refers to two cartographic artifacts. The first is a diagram of the winds placed within a cosmological frame, which lists the names of the winds in accordance with both “scientific” tradition and seafaring practice; this diagram intertwines two sources of knowledge, as would be expected in a scholarly milieu receptive to the suggestion of geographical practice. The other is a mappa Ianuensis, i.e., a map drawn in Genoa or kept in Genoa at the time, which Galvaneus mentions three times in his work; according to Galvaneus’s mentions, this map depicted the entire globe, and was much more extensive than a portolan chart. Both elements bring new light about the author’s geographical interests and sources, and add some small tiles to the mosaic of fourteenth-century cartography.

Two Cartographic Elements in Galvaneus Flamma’s Cronica Universalis / P. Chiesa. - In: TERRAE INCOGNITAE. - ISSN 0082-2884. - 54:3(2022), pp. 280-294. [10.1080/00822884.2022.2138223]

Two Cartographic Elements in Galvaneus Flamma’s Cronica Universalis

P. Chiesa
2022

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In his Cronica universalis Galvaneus Flamma refers to two cartographic artifacts. The first is a diagram of the winds placed within a cosmological frame, which lists the names of the winds in accordance with both “scientific” tradition and seafaring practice; this diagram intertwines two sources of knowledge, as would be expected in a scholarly milieu receptive to the suggestion of geographical practice. The other is a mappa Ianuensis, i.e., a map drawn in Genoa or kept in Genoa at the time, which Galvaneus mentions three times in his work; according to Galvaneus’s mentions, this map depicted the entire globe, and was much more extensive than a portolan chart. Both elements bring new light about the author’s geographical interests and sources, and add some small tiles to the mosaic of fourteenth-century cartography.
Galvaneus Flamma; Genova; History of Cartography; Winds Diagram;
Settore L-FIL-LET/08 - Letteratura Latina Medievale e Umanistica
Settore M-STO/01 - Storia Medievale
Settore M-GGR/01 - Geografia
4-nov-2022
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