Map Readings: ‘Encounters in the New World – Jesuit cartography of the Americas’ - Mirela Altić in conversation with Elizabeth Baigent

Mirela Altić (University of Zagreb) and Elizabeth Baigent (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford)
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16:30 - 18:00
Bodleian Libraries - Online via Zoom
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Lectures and seminars
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In Encounters in the New World: Jesuit Cartography of Americas (University of Chicago Press, 2022), Mirela Altic analyses maps produced by the Jesuits during their missionary work in the possessions of the Spanish, Portuguese, and French Crowns in both North and South Americas. She traces the Jesuit contribution to mapping and mapmaking from their arrival in the New World into the post-suppression period, placing it in the context of their worldwide undertakings in the fields of science and art.