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Portugal & The World in the C 16 & 17

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  • Michael Robinson
    Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th. and 17th. centuries June 24–September 16, 2007 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 26, 2007
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      Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th. and 17th.
      centuries
      June 24–September 16, 2007
      Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
      http://www.asia.si.edu/encompassingtheglobe/default.htm


      At the Sackler, Art That Meant the World to Portugal
      By Stephen Brookes Special to The Washington Post
      Sunday, June 24, 2007; Page N01

      To look at Henricus Martellus's 1490 map of the world is to behold a
      strange, unsettling planet. Europe seems vaguely familiar, but beyond
      the Mediterranean everything dissolves wildly into myth. Africa is a
      squarish blob, connected to Asia by a long strip of land. A huge
      island called Taprobana dominates the Indian Ocean, and there's no
      hint of the Americas or the Pacific Ocean; the map simply stops at
      China. Half the world is a confused jumble, and the other half is not
      yet even imagined.
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/22/AR2007062200377.html?hpid=artslot
    • Terry Foreman
      Lovely find, Michael. The slide show of the artworks themselves is terrific.
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 26, 2007
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        Lovely find, Michael. The slide show of the artworks themselves is terrific.

        At 08:27 AM 6/26/2007 +0000, you wrote:


        >Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th. and 17th.
        >centuries
        >June 24­September 16, 2007
        >Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
        >http://www.asia.si.edu/encompassingtheglobe/default.htm
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        >At the Sackler, Art That Meant the World to Portugal
        >By Stephen Brookes Special to The Washington Post
        >Sunday, June 24, 2007; Page N01
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        >To look at Henricus Martellus's 1490 map of the world is to behold a
        >strange, unsettling planet. Europe seems vaguely familiar, but beyond
        >the Mediterranean everything dissolves wildly into myth. Africa is a
        >squarish blob, connected to Asia by a long strip of land. A huge
        >island called Taprobana dominates the Indian Ocean, and there's no
        >hint of the Americas or the Pacific Ocean; the map simply stops at
        >China. Half the world is a confused jumble, and the other half is not
        >yet even imagined.
        >http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/22/AR2007062200377.html?hpid=artslot
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