PICRYL
PICRYLThe World's Largest Public Domain Source
  • homeHome
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
  • account_boxLogin
[Bacon's ship embarking on a voyage, flanked by mythical pillars of Hercules in Strait of Gibraltar] / Sim. Pafs, Sculpr.

[Bacon's ship embarking on a voyage, flanked by mythical pillars of Hercules in Strait of Gibraltar] / Sim. Pafs, Sculpr.

  • save_altThumbnail200x200
  • save_altSmall366x640
  • save_altOriginal366x640
  • photo_size_select_largeUpscale 2x732x1280
description

Summary

Frontispiece in: Instauratio magna / Francis Bacon. Londini : Apud J. Billium, 1620.
Ref. copy in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, opp. p. 1.

The Mediterranean Sea was the hub of transport, trade and cultural links between three continents: Western Asia, North Africa, and Southern Europe. The history of the cultures and people of the Mediterranean region is important for understanding the origin and development of the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Canaanite, Phoenician, Hebrew, Carthaginian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Ottoman, Christian and Islamic cultures. The Italian "Repubbliche Marinare" (Maritime Republics) of Venice, Genoa, Amalfi and Pisa developed their own "empires" in the Mediterranean shores. The Islamic states had never been major naval powers, and trade from the east to Europe was soon in the hands of Italian traders, especially the Genoese and the Venetians, who profited immensely from it. The Republic of Pisa and later the Republic of Ragusa used diplomacy to further trade and maintained a libertarian approach in civil matters to further sentiment in its inhabitants. The republic of Venice got to dominate the eastern Mediterranean shores after the Fourth Crusade. In 1347 the Black Death spread from Constantinople across the mediterranean basin. In 1453, the Byzantine Empire was extinguished with the fall of Constantinople.

Travel Book Illustrations from 1500-1800

date_range

Date

01/01/1620
create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on publication.

Explorefrontispieces

Exploresim

Exploregibraltar