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A Study on Oronce Finé’s World Maps: Focusing on the Symbolic Meaning of Heart Shape and East Asian Information

  • Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association
  • Abbr : JKCA
  • 2016, 16(1), pp.1-14
  • DOI : 10.16879/jkca.2016.16.1.001
  • Publisher : The Korean Cartographic Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography > Geography in general > Cartography
  • Published : April 30, 2016

JUNG,IN-CHUL 1

1부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this paper is to explore Oronce Finé’s heart-shaped world maps in two aspects: symbolic meaning of heart-shape and East Asian information in the maps. Adopting cordiform map projection, Fine tried to present his royalty to the King Francine I and his love for heart sign. Representing Asia and North America as one continent, Fine drew East Asia based on Marco Polo and Pigafetta information. Patala region of India and Southern Brazil which may be interpreted as Indian region were marked in the northern part of Terra Australis, and this region was changed to Java la Grande in the Dieppe school of cartography.

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