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Title :

Norumbega and harmonia mundi in sixteenth-century cartography

Author :
SEAVER, Kirsten A. ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
For more than a century after Giacomo Gastaldi placed the country of Nuremberg on his map of northern America (1548), Europeans were drawn to the mythical land of Norumbega. Norumbega came to be associated with the area around the Penobscot River, Maine, which was first explored by Estãvo Gomes in 1525. The name itself, however, evolved from oranbega, a place indicated by Girolamo da Verrazzano on the two maps he produced to illustrate his brother Giovanni's voyage to North America in 1524. In this paper, the cosmographical, anecdotal and cartographical development of Norumbega (Nuremberg) is explored. The reports of Gomes's and Verrazzano's voyages, and the origin of the name oranbega are analyzed. The significance of Norumbega as a New World paradigm for Noricum and Nuremberg is also discussed. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. 1; 10 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Carte ; Maine (USA) ; Norumbega ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Maine (USA) ; Maps ; Norumbega ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Imago mundi (Lympne), 1998, 50
INIST identifier :
24998980 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0308-5694 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;