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Mundos em miniatura: aproxima??o a alguns aspectos da cartografia portuguesa do Brasil (séculos XVI a XVIII)

DOI: 10.1590/S0101-47142009000100006

Keywords: portuguese cartography, miniaturization, early colonization of brazil.

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this paper discusses the challenges of 'miniaturizing' the world in portuguese cartography at the dawn of the modern age. it draws attention to the process of amassing experience and geographic knowledge, and their deployment in the cartographic representations of brazil throughout the first three centuries of its colonization.


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