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Chasoslovets
This chasoslovets (book of hours or horologion) is the first book printed by the first Bulgarian printer, Iakov (Jacob) Kraikov. It is a collection of prayers, eulogies, saints’ lives, and apocrypha that both served as a daily handbook for priests and was valued by lay readers in search of knowledge and enlightenment. Kraikov printed the book in Venice, at the largest Slavic Cyrillic printing-house for Serbs and Bulgarians in the city, which he acquired in 1566. The selection of font, typesetting, pagination, and the rich artful decoration (more than 30 ...
World Map in two Hemispheres (Bonne Projection), 1566
This world map in two hemispheres using the Bonne projection is by the Norman hydrographer Guillaume Le Testu (1509−72). Bonne maps used a modified conical map projection from circa 1500; the parallels appeared as equally spaced concentric arcs of a circle and the maps had a straight vertical central meridian. The Norman school of hydrographers was active in the French maritime province of Normandy, chiefly in the city of Dieppe, from the early 16th century to the middle of the 17th century. Its cartographers were all skilled in mathematics ...
World Map, 1566
This portolan world map, drawn by Nicolas Desliens in 1566, synthesizes Norman hydrographic knowledge in the mid-16th century. It is one of two world maps by Desliens known to exist; the other dates from 1541. The map is oriented with south at the top and north at the bottom, giving it an upside-down look to the modern viewer. La Nouvelle France occidentalle (Western New France) is written in large letters over an arc-shaped North America. The map shows all territories of the world except part of the western coast of ...