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Re: [pepysdiary] Portugal & The World in the C 16 & 17

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  • Terry Foreman
    Lovely find, Michael. The slide show of the artworks themselves is terrific.
    Message 1 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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