Ingrid Baumgärtner, Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby, Katrin Kogman-Appel: Maps and Travel in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. Knowledge, Imagination, and Visual Culture. De Gruyter: Berlin/Boston, März 2019, ISBN: 978-3-11-058877-4
The volume discusses the world as it was known in the Medieval and Early Modern periods, focusing on projects concerned with mapping as a conceptual and artistic practice, with visual representations of space, and with destinations of real and fictive travel. Maps were often taken as straightforward, objective configurations. However, they expose deeply subjective frameworks with social, political, and economic significance. The book seeks to address the multiple ways in which maps and travel literature conceive of the world, communicate a 'Weltbild', depict space, and/or define knowledge.