Canal March

From Ptolemy to satellites: the history of maps (II): Medieval paintings of the world

Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez

Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez, professor in the Department of History and Theory of Art at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, gives this lecture on medieval cartography as part of the series on the history of maps. To approach the cartography of this period, the lecturer resorts to historical and artistic analysis, as well as to the iconographic study of the representation of geography according to the Christian imaginary. These maps, which responded to the medieval theocentric conception, placed God "as architect and creator" and often introduced biblical scenes such as those of Genesis or the Exodus of the people of Israel.

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