Captain Cook and the Pacific Art, Exploration and Empire
ISBN: HB: 9780300207248, Yale University Press, September 2017
256 pp., 25.4x19 cm, 200 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
British Royal Navy Captain James Cook's voyages of exploration across and around the Pacific Ocean were a marvel of maritime achievement, and provided the first accurate map of the Pacific. The expeditions answered key scientific, economic, and geogr...
Art and Optics in the Hereford Map An English Mappa Mundi, c. 1300
ISBN: HB: 9780300220339, Yale University Press, October 2016
240 pp., 28x21.6 cm, 50 colour illus., 50 black&white illus.
A single, monumental mappa mundi (world map), made around 1300 for Hereford Cathedral, survives intact from the Middle Ages. As Marcia Kupfer reveals in her arresting new study, this celebrated testament to medieval learning has long been profoundly...