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Worldly ConsumersThe Demand for Maps in Renaissance Italy$
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Genevieve Carlton

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226255316

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226255453.001.0001

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The Power of Knowledge

The Power of Knowledge

Education and Curiosity in Cartographic Prints

(p.118) Chapter Five The Power of Knowledge
Worldly Consumers

Genevieve Carlton

University of Chicago Press

This chapter continues the theme of the previous chapter by delving into other cultural values attached to maps. It opens with an examination of the spaces in which Renaissance Italians interacted with maps and the ways specific locations shaped the reception of maps. The chapter argues that evidence from mapmakers, authors, and map owners demonstrates that consumers coveted maps for their educational value and their ability to evoke curiosity, wonder and knowledge

Keywords:   education, curiosity, prints, knowledge, spaces, consumers, wonder, maps

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