(Article of periodic en Allemand - 2005)

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Kartographie als Klimaarchiv. Meereis im Norden, vom Eis verschlossene Schiffspassagen und vorstossende Gletscher (Allemand)
Cartographie en tant qu'archive climatique

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The author describes the climate change in the early modern times from the medieval warm period to the little ice age with examples of maps, manuscript maps (tyberiades) and season paintings. In the 15th century word maps of Latin Ptolemy-Editions refer to sea ice in Northern Europe. Manuscript maps document local events, for example the termination of viticulture and the partly disastrous advance of the Alpine glaciers. In the 16th and 17th century Flemish and Dutch artists create sceneries of snow and ice. In the middle of the 19th century the first glacier maps emerge and from 1880 on exact mapping starts, which documents the retreat of the Alpine glaciers. (IfL)


Article of periodic

published at : Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart / ISSN 0424-7116

Editor : Schweizerbart, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1951)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 55 [pp. 1-24]

Bibliographic references : 55 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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