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An Errant EyePoetry and Topography in Early Modern France$
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Tom Conley

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816669646

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.001.0001

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Rabelais: Worlds Introjected

Rabelais: Worlds Introjected

(p.27) 1 Rabelais: Worlds Introjected
An Errant Eye

Tom Conley

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter discusses the Itinerarium provinciarum by Antonini Augusti and its 1512 issue edited by Geoffroy Tory, a map emblematic of the relationship of topography and cosmography in the early years of the French Renaissance. An image of the world prior to the Columbian discoveries, the map contains land and water within a broad arc. The map serves as fitting epigraph for reflection on topography in the early work of French writer and humanist François Rabelais, particularly on his novels Pantagruel and Gargantua. Studies of his geography have shown that an uncanny awareness of the changing form of the world influences the ever-changing proportions of the author’s gentle giants in the worlds they inhabit. The chapter argues that the concepts of Rabelais would fit in Geoffroy Tory’s scheme because they belong to local places and aspire to a more animated and changing view of the world.

Keywords:   Antonini Augusti, Itinerarium provinciarum, Geoffroy Tory, topography, cosmography, French Renaissance, Columbian discoveries, Francois Rabelais

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