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Author Van Putten, Jasper,
Title Networked nation : mapping German cities in Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia / by Jasper van Putten.
Imprint Boston : Brill, 2018.

Author Van Putten, Jasper,
Series Maps, spaces, cultures ; Volume 1
Subject Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552. Cosmographia.
Cities and towns in art.
Nationalism in art.
National characteristics, German, in art.
National characteristics, Swiss, in art.
Wood-engraving, German -- Themes, motives.
Wood-engraving, Swiss -- Themes, motives.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Sebastian Münster and his city views -- City portraits -- The origins, politics, and economics of the city view -- Bishops vs. burger -- Ottheinrich's View of Heidelberg -- Depicting Swiss pride -- The evolution of the city book -- Conclusion : new world, new order.
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Summary In 'Networked Nation: Mapping German Cities in Sebastian Münster's 'Cosmographia', Jasper van Putten examines the groundbreaking woodcut city views in the German humanist Sebastian Münster's 'Cosmographia'. This description of the world, published in Basel from 1544 to 1628, glorified the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation and engendered the city book genre. Van Putten argues that Münster's network of city view makers and contributors - from German princes and artists to Swiss woodcutters, draftsmen, and printers - expressed their local and national cultural identities in the views. The 'Cosmographia', and the city books it inspired, offer insights into the development of German and Swiss identity from 1550 to Switzerland?s independence from the empire in 1648.
ISBN 9789004353961 (electronic bk.)
9004353968 (electronic bk.)
9789004335998 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 1003132359
Additional Format Print version: Van Putten, Jasper. Networked nation. Boston : Brill, 2018 9789004335998 (DLC) 2017037834

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