This 1493 map from the Chronicle of the World by the Nuremberg physician Hartmann Schedel (1449-1515) is an example of a transitional model of cartography including both medieval and renaissance features.
The world map, located at page 12a of the book, follows a list of monstrous creatures started on the previous page, some of which are given on the left side of our sheet. This catalogue of human freaks, including a six-armed man and a centaur, combines elements from the Classical tradition (from the “Natural History” of Pliny) and the Mediaeval tradition (from the popular collection of “Marvels from the East”).
- http://www.beloit.edu/nuremberg (with very rich info and full translation of the Nuremberg Chronicle)
- Pauline Moffitt Watts, “The European Religious Worldview and its Influence on Mapping,” in David Woodward (ed.), The History of Cartography. Volume 3: Cartography in the European Renaissance, Chicago 2007, 382-400
- Shirley, Rodney W. The Mapping of the World: Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700. Riverside, CT: Early World Press Ltd., 2001, 19.
- Cambell, Tony. The Earliest Printed Maps 1472-1500, London: The British Library, 1987, map 220, and notes on page 153.
- Karrow, Robert W. Jr. Mapmakers of the Sixteenth Century and their Maps, Chicago, Speculum Orbis Press, 1993
- Nordenskiöld, Adolf Erik, Facsimile-atlas to the early history of cartography: with reproductions of the most important maps printed in the XV and XVI centuries, New York : Dover, 1973, 38-40.
- CITCO Calendar 2003: cover.