Title

The 'taboas geraes' of joão teixeira albernaz i as a mediated textual object

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x55bc020f0488)

Abstract

This article examines the 'Taboas geraes da toda a navegacao' (1630), a manuscript atlas by Portuguese cartographer Joao Teixeira Albernaz I (fl.1602-1649), as a textual artifact permanently altered and resignified by the additions and alterations that Spanish mariner and author Francisco de Seyxas y Lovera (c.1646-c.1705) carried out in the late seventeenth century. I examine the biographical circumstances in which Seyxas possessed the atlas and analyze his modifications of the 'Taboas geraes' as authorial acts with political, autobiographical and literary dimensions. I seek, as well, to identify problems that the 'Taboas geraes' presents for how we understand matters of authorship and textual nature surrounding this object - as well as other one-of-a-kind, mediated artefacts - examining whether existing scholarship provides an adequate framework through which to approach this situation. C koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2018.

Publication Title

Quaerendo

Volume

48

Issue

2

First Page

106

Last Page

126

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1163/15700690-12341403

ISSN

00149527

E-ISSN

15700690

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