HISA04H3 Lecture Notes - Mercator Projection, Mehmed The Conqueror, Leo Belgicus

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HISA01 Sept. 26
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Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II
by Gentille Bellini (1480)
popularized portraiture amongst Ottomans
Italian influence in Ottoman culture
Maps of the Familiar and Unfamiliar
Maps of the unfamiliar increased during the Early Modern Era. This was due to:
Newly discovered territories/countries
New boundaries of known countries
New style of maps
Imperial Mapmaking in the 1660s: China, Russia, and France
This occurred because of technological advancements in astronomy and surveying.
latitude and longitude
magnetic compass
China’s maps were completed in 1717
France’s maps were completed in 1744
Russia’s maps were completed in 1745
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Ottoman sultan mehmed ii by gentille bellini (1480) Maps of the unfamiliar increased during the early modern era. Imperial mapmaking in the 1660s: china, russia, and france. This occurred because of technological advancements in astronomy and surveying. latitude and longitude. Chinese imperial expansion from ming to qing dynasty 1644 1760. Maps were created because they wanted accuracy in maps and a reliable scale for the maps. Ran up against china, due to borders. Russia was developing border"s that look like modern-day russia"s borders. The russians wanted to expand north so sent expeditions towards the arctic. States didn"t always have means to enforce taxes: no way to identify people (no identification papers like birth certificates at that time, no way to identify land and who it belonged to. An official register of the quantity, value, and ownership of real estate used in appropriating taxes.

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