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Amerigo Vespucci e i mercanti viaggiatori fiorentini del Cinquecento

  • Edited by:
  • Margherita Azzari,
  • Leonardo Rombai,

This volume was created for the two-year program "Programma biennale delle celebrazioni vespucciane (1512-2012)", funded by the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. It is an easy-to-read tool for citizens and students: at the centre of the discussion, with Ilaria Luzzana Caraci, there are the life and works of the Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci. The emphasis is also put on the economic and scientific contents relating to Florence between the 15th and 16th centuries, when the Tuscan city was among the most important in Europe in terms of financial, commercial and artistic-cultural weight, thanks to the intertwining between the humanistic geographical and cartographic culture and the resourceful world of merchants (as Giuliano Pinto shows), together with the journeys to the fabulous and rich destination of 'elsewhere' (namely the East and West Indies) discussed by Francesco Surdich, Francesco Guidi Bruscoli and Angela Orlandi. Claudia Borgioli, Leonardo Rombai and Annalisa D'Ascenzo discuss the globes from Florence which guided the navigations, together with the figures which would later be inspired by Vespucci and Verrazzano.

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Margherita Azzari

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-6465-4271

Leonardo Rombai

University of Florence, Italy

Margherita Azzari is Associate Professor at the Department of History, Archaeology, Geography, Art and Entertainment (SAGAS) of the University of Florence. Her work focuses on the problems related to historical geography, history of cartography, didactics of geography, and the Geographic Information Systems applied to the various fields of interest of geography, from environmental monitoring to reconstruction of old structures of the territory. Leonardo Rombai is Full Professor of Geography at the Department of History, Archaeology, Geography, Art and Entertainment of the University of Florence. He is the author of books and articles on the history of cartography, travel, and exploration, and on the historical geography of Tuscany, with special reference to the themes and problems of the environment and landscape.
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Book Title

Amerigo Vespucci e i mercanti viaggiatori fiorentini del Cinquecento

Editors

Margherita Azzari, Leonardo Rombai

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Number of Pages

306

Publication Year

2013

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© 2013 Author(s)

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-359-5

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978-88-6655-358-8

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978-88-6655-359-5

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Biblioteca di storia

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2464-9007

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2704-5986

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