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Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800$
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Daniela Bleichmar, Paula De Vos, Kristin Huffine, and Kevin Sheehan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804753586

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.001.0001

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Cosmography at the Casa, Consejo, and Corte During the Century of Discovery

Cosmography at the Casa, Consejo, and Corte During the Century of Discovery

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(p.57) Chapter Three Cosmography at the Casa, Consejo, and Corte During the Century of Discovery
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Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800
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María M. Portuondo

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.003.0004

This chapter explores the cosmographical practices of Spanish royal cosmographers at the Casa (Casa de la Contratación), Consejo (Council of Indies), and Corte (Habsburg Royal Court) during the sixteenth century. It introduces the work of selected cosmographers who addressed the epistemological and methodological issues about the discovery of the New World in the discipline of cosmography.

Keywords:   Casa de la Contratación, Council of Indies, Habsburg Royal Court, Casa, Consejo, Corte, New World, cosmographers, cosmography

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