Les premières cartes chorographiques de la Corse à la fin du XVe siècle, un outil de gouvernement

Abstract : The ten maps studied in this article, drawn up from 1480, form a coherent group on account of the textual uniformity of the toponyms but mostly through the illustrations of the coasts, rivers and mountains, a uniformity that marks a clean break compared to data from nautical and ptolemaic maps. Leaving aside all references to Buondelmonti or to the year 1447 which have been added on to the maps, one instead comes across German geographers situated in Florence. The meeting of German technology with Italian humanism in this modest example enables one to see an evolution in the representation where the pictorial description prevails over the narrative aspect of the content. However, through the shaping of the territories, the chorographic map above all provides an authoritative and necessary tool for the governance of men and things.
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Antoine Franzini. Les premières cartes chorographiques de la Corse à la fin du XVe siècle, un outil de gouvernement. Mélanges de l’École française de Rome - Moyen Âge, École française de Rome, 2010, 122 (2), pp.347-377. ⟨hal-00862120⟩

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