The Age of Discovery

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This presentation provides an overview of the Age of Discovery in the 15th-16th century, including exploration, science, alchemy, the printing press, and cartography.

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The Age of Discovery

  1. 1. The Age of Discovery 15th-16th Century
  2. 2. Exploring the World
  3. 3. Portuguese Expeditions
  4. 4. Vasco da Gama’s Route, 1497
  5. 5. Spanish Expeditions
  6. 6. Colonization and the Slave Trade
  7. 7. African Slave Regions, 15th-19th c.
  8. 8. Slavery in Brazil Jean-Baptise Debrel, 19th c.
  9. 9. Portrait of an African Slave Woman Attr. Annibale Carracci, c. 1580s
  10. 10. Advancing Science
  11. 11. The Ambassadors Hans Holbein the Younger, 1533
  12. 12. Joannes Faustus Unknown German Painter, 17th Century
  13. 13. The Printing Press
  14. 14. Johannes Gutenberg, 16th-c. Engraving
  15. 15. Gutenberg Bible, 1455
  16. 16. Printers in 1568
  17. 17. Cartography
  18. 18. Ptolemy, c. 150, Reconstructed 15th c.
  19. 19. Cantino World Map, 1502 (Portugal)
  20. 20. Johannes Ruysch, 1507 (Low Countries)
  21. 21. Pietro Coppo, 1520 (Venice)
  22. 22. Diogo Ribeiro, 1529 (Portugal/Spain)
  23. 23. Abraham Ortelius, 1570 (Low Countries)
  24. 24. Mathematics
  25. 25. Arithmetic Pinturicchio, 1495
  26. 26. Portrait of Luca Pacioli Jacopo de’ Barbari, 1495
  27. 27. A Course in the Art of Measurement with Compass and Ruler Albrecht Dürer, 1525
  28. 28. Alchemy and Astrology
  29. 29. The Zodiac and the Body Gregor Reisch, 1503
  30. 30. Portrait of Emperor Rudolf II Hans von Aachen, 1590s
  31. 31. John Dee Unknown Artist, 16th Century
  32. 32. The Alchemist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1550s-60s
  33. 33. Francesco I in His Alchemical Laboratory Stradanus, 1570
  34. 34. The Alchemist Stradanus, 1570
  35. 35. Alchemist’s Laboratory Hans Vredeman de Vries, 1595
  36. 36. Astronomy
  37. 37. Nicholas Kratzer, Astronomer to Henry VIII Hans Holbein the Younger, 1538
  38. 38. On the Revolutions of Celestial Bodies Nicolas Copernicus, 1543
  39. 39. Copernicus (Conversation with God) Jan Matejko, 1872
  40. 40. The Copernican System, 1543
  41. 41. Anatomy
  42. 42. On the Structure of the Human Body Andreas Vesalius, 1543
  43. 43. Medicine
  44. 44. Ten Books of Surgery Ambroise Paré, 1564
  45. 45. Leg Prosthetics
  46. 46. Paracelsus
  47. 47. Syphilis, Albrecht Dürer, 1496
  48. 48. Zoology
  49. 49. Albrecht Dürer
  50. 50. Young Hare, 1502
  51. 51. Rhino, 1515
  52. 52. Hans Hoffmann Late 16th Century
  53. 53. Ulisse Androvandi Late 16th Century
  54. 54. Red Hartebeest and Mountain Coati
  55. 55. Gallus Turcicus
  56. 56. Giuseppe Arcimboldo Late 16th Century
  57. 57. Indian Mongoose
  58. 58. Red-Flanked Dulker (Antelope)
  59. 59. Blue-Headed Quail Dove
  60. 60. Keeping Time
  61. 61. Prague Astronomical Clock, 1410
  62. 62. St. Mark’s Astronomical Clock, Venice, 1496
  63. 63. Hampton Court Astrological Clock, 1540
  64. 64. Clock in the Form of a Ship for Rudolf II Attr. Hans Schlottheim, c. 1580
  65. 65. Table Clock David Ramsay, 1610
  66. 66. Ballistics
  67. 67. Mortar Trajectory, Niccolò Tartaglia
  68. 68. Music
  69. 69. The Sense of Hearing, Detail Jan Bruegel the Elder, c. 1617

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