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The cartographic silence of João Teixeira Albernaz I in the Brazilian coastal maps

Grant number: 12/17628-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal Investigator:Jose Gilberto de Souza
Grantee:Raquel Fulino de Souza
Host Institution: Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas (IGCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/07362-5 - The nautical cartography of João Teixeira Albernaz I: influences and peculiarities, BE.EP.IC


The accuracy to register and find out the exact position that the modern maps obtained have been increasing in relation to medieval maps. However between the epistemological and concepts implications in this stage of the occidental cartography, identify that this accuracy has a close connection with the objectivity, avoiding relating the cartography science with the power. With this base of reasoning that the Brazilian coast representations of Joao Teixeira Albernaz "I", Portuguese, cartographer and cosmographer, in the XVII century, just describing the landscape without a critical analysis. This project aims, in this sense, to discuss the mainly influences of the occidental renaissance cartography in the Portuguese cartography, to enhance the understanding of the historical Portuguese cartography context when Joao Teixeira Albernaz "I" is included. With the intent to set out the political and ideological totally in silence (until the present project) in his coastal maps of Brazil, through a detailed investigation around the Landscape category. Looking forward to contribute with news epistemological (re)readings around the cartography science and encourage examinations in the scope of the Brazilian Historical Cartography. (AU)

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