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Author Portuondo, María M., author.

Title Secret science : Spanish cosmography and the new world / María M. Portuondo.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 335 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-325) and index.
Summary The discovery of the New World raised many questions for early modern scientists: What did these lands contain? Where did they lie in relation to Europe? Who lived there, and what were their inhabitants like? Imperial expansion necessitated changes in the way scientific knowledge was gathered, and Spanish cosmographers in particular were charged with turning their observations of the New World into a body of knowledge that could be used for governing the largest empire the world had ever known.
Contents List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; A Note on Translations; Introduction. Spanish Science and the New World; Chapter 1. Renaissance Cosmography in the Era of Discovery; Chapter 2. Cosmographical Styles at the Casa, Consejo and Corte; Chapter 3. Cosmography Codified; Chapter 4. The Cosmographer-Chronicler of the Council of Indies; Chapter 5. The Cosmographer at Work; Chapter 6. Constructing a Cosmographical Epistemology; Chapter 7. Cosmography Dissolves; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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Subject Cosmography -- History.
Science -- Historiography.
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish.
Spain -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- History.
Other Form: Print version: Portuondo, María M. Secret science. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009 9780226675343 0226675343 (DLC) 2008034282 (OCoLC)243845278
ISBN 9780226675374 (electronic bk.)
0226675378 (electronic bk.)
9780226675343 (cloth)
0226675343 (cloth)
Standard No. 9786612239922