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Atlas Miller

The Atlas Miller is considered to be one of the most stunning cartographic monuments in history, replete with luxurious artistic decoration which is undoubtedly the work of the renowned illuminator Antonio de Holanda. Ordered by King Manuel I of Portugal and brought to fruition by the Portueges Reinels and Homems cartographic workshops, the atlas is known as much for its political intrigue as for its beauty. 

The geographical areas depicted in the atlas are the North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Europe, the Azores Archipelago, Madagascar, the Indian Ocean, Insulindia, the China Sea, the Moluccas, Brazil, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. The folios reflect errors which demonstrate the limitations of contemporary knowledge, as well as the possibility of cartography as a means of delivering political jibes.

In our luxury-edition 432-page book of art, complete with 359 full-colour images, our experts delve into the world of 16th-century cartography and the creation and secrets of the Atlas Miller, which hides as much as it reveals.   

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The Atlas Miller is considered to be one of the most stunning cartographic monuments in history, replete with luxurious artistic decoration which is undoubtedly the work of the renowned illuminator Antonio de Holanda. Ordered by King Manuel I of Portugal and brought to fruition by the Portueges Reinels and Homems cartographic workshops, the atlas is known as much for its political intrigue as for its beauty. 

The geographical areas depicted in the atlas are the North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Europe, the Azores Archipelago, Madagascar, the Indian Ocean, Insulindia, the China Sea, the Moluccas, Brazil, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. The folios reflect errors which demonstrate the limitations of contemporary knowledge, as well as the possibility of cartography as a means of delivering political jibes.

In our luxury-edition 432-page book of art, complete with 359 full-colour images, our experts delve into the world of 16th-century cartography and the creation and secrets of the Atlas Miller, which hides as much as it reveals.   

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  • Format: 260 x 350mm
  • Pages: 432
  • Illustrations: 359
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • ISBN978-84-88526-90-3

Contents:

  • Preface - Joaquim Ferreira do Amaral
  • From the Editor to the Reader - Manuel Moleiro
  • The discoveries and the Atlas Miller, a masterpiece of cartography and art from the Renaissance - Alfredo Pinheiro Marques 
  • Nautical cartography on portolan-charts in the Late Middle Ages, and the contribution made by Portuguese cartography (15th-16th centuries) - Alfredo Pinheiro Marques
  • The exceptional geographical significance of the Atlas Miller and the situation on the eve of Magellan?s voyage - Alfredo Pinheiro Marques
  • The outstanding artistic value of the Atlas Miller, a masterpiece by Lopo Homem, Pedro Reinel, Jorge Reinel and António de Holanda - Alfredo Pinheiro Marques
  • The Atlas Miller and the ideology of Manueline imperialism - Luís Filipe Thomaz 
  • Geographical and toponymic study of the regional charts in the Atlas Miller - Alfredo Pinheiro Marques, Luís Filipe Thomaz and Bernardo Sá Nogueira
  • Notes
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography

 

Authors:

  • Manuel Moleiro - Editor
  • Alfredo Pinheiro Marques - Director del Centro do Estudos do Mar Luís de Albuquerque
  • Luís Filipe F. R. Thomaz - Director del Instituto de Estudios Orientales de la Universidad Católica Portuguesa
  • Bernardo Sá Nogueira - Universidade de Lisboa

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