This Primer Manufacture (PM) belongs to a collection set up by the Institute of Cartopology. The collection is an assembled compilation consisting of heterogeneous material related to cartopology in a particular way. Each PM is self-contained and simultaneously belongs to and supports the Forms of Expression.
The collection of PM’s is numbered and structured by sort, type and origin to retrieve a specific PM easier. To recognize a PM, there are two questions to answer: How does it relate to the cartopological context? and, what is the context the PM is taken from?
PM004 – MAP
map – etch on paper
sea monster or sprouter or physetera attacking a ship pufferfish or blowfish
Julii Solini Polyhistor … Huic Pomponii Melœ de situ orbis libros … adiunxinus (Basel, 1538)
CONTEXT OF PM :
‘A sea monster known as a physetera or spouter, a type of whale, attacking a ship by vomiting water on it, from a map in the 1538 edition of Solinus, who describes just this type of attack by sea monsters.’ Chet van Duzer, Sea Monsters on Medieval an Renaissance Maps (London: The British Library, 2013) 38
Sea monsters were, more towards the end of their presence on maps, not so much imaginary creatures to be afraid of but big fish of the deep ocean to hunt on.
RELATION TO CARTOPOLOGY:
Sea monsters are about that what is rarely told. About the cruelty of discovery.