Daily Archives: September 9, 2020

Novus orbis regionum ac insularum veteribus incognitarum una cum tabula cosmographica | S. GRYNAEUS, J. HUTTICHIUS –


With The Splendid World Map Attributed To Holbein
In a Contemporary Dated Binding.  First Edition to Contain the Report of Magellan’s Voyage

De Moluccis Insulis [GRYNAEUS, S. & HUTTICHIUS, J.]. Basel, Johann Herwagen, 1537 [Colophon: 1536.]

Novus orbis regionum ac insularum veteribus incognitarum una cum tabula cosmographica.

Folio [31.5 x 20 cm], (24) ff., 599 (1) (i.e. 602 pp., (on Cc4 & Cc5 page numbers 583/4 repeated but text complete & sequential), 4 woodcuts in text and printer’s mark on verso of last leaf; with the Holbein world map. Bound in contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards; with the date 1548 blindstamped on front cover, original clasps present. Minor staining on G4, otherwise very clean; generally a tall and fresh copy, with a superb copy of the world map.

A fine complete copy in a handsome contemporary dated binding of the augmented edition of Grynaeus’s Novus Orbis, the most influential collection of early travel literature of the period, with the famous woodcut world map often attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger. Besides the three voyages of Columbus, the work includes, among others, those of Petrus Alonzo and Pinzo, three of Vespucci’s four voyages, and Peter Martyr’s De insulis nuper inventis. According to Borba, the present edition is the first to contain the Letter of Maximilian of Transylvania reporting the news of Magellan’s voyage (p. 585 ff.) The present copy contains one of the finest examples of the world map we have ever seen: fresh, well-inked and virtually flawless.

This edition is augmented by the second and third letters of Cortes and selected letters of Juan Zumarraga, the first Archbishop of Mexico.Though the account of Magellan’s voyage was originally published in 1522 in a 16-leaf ephemeral edition of a letter addressed to Charles V, its appearance in Grynaeus’s collection of voyages marks the first time his landmark discoveries appear in an historical context side by side with those of Columbus, Vespucci, and the Portuguese navigators. Magellan thus joins the universal historical record, as it were, “a new thread woven into the rude, grim-pictured, but magnificent tapestry which is the printed history of man.”

The world map issued with Grynaeus’s work is “from the artistic point of view one of the most interesting of the many world maps turned out in the sixteenth century. The world is shown on an oval projection surrounded by scenes of the outlandish animals, people and customs of the distant parts of the globe. The masterful delineation of these scenes, as well as the ships and sea-monsters which embellish the oceans, has caused the design of the map to be attributed to the renowned Hans Holbein the Younger, who had many relationships with Basel publishers” (The World Encompassed 65). The work was first published in Basel in 1532 with the same map. A Paris edition with a different map by Oronce Finé followed the same year. This is the next Latin edition.

* Church 123; Harrisse 223; Adams G-1337; Borba I; Sabin 34,104; Bagrow, Kartographie, 72; Shirley #67.

Price: $48,500.00

Covid-19 in England: Tighter socialising rules may last until Christmas

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Sep 9, 2020

Downing Street said urgent action was needed after the number of daily laboratory-confirmed positive cases hit nearly 3,000 on Sunday. The figure dipped Tuesday to 2,460.

Top U.S. & World Headlines — September 8, 2020

Democracy Now!

Published on Sep 8, 2020


History and present of black cooperative economics – Jamila Medley All Things Co-op clip

Democracy At Work

Published on Sep 9, 2020

“Black folks have always done this [cooperative economics]. This is nothing new… Reach back into the communities that we came from in West African cultures, all of those practices were already there. But now we’re here 21st century capitalism and a lot of us don’t remember that this is how we’ve held it together, and how we’ve continued to be present and thrive in many facets of our community life.” – Jamila Medley, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance

Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDCMB…

Jamila Medley is the Executive Director of PACA where she provides support for leadership development, cooperative economics education, navigating group dynamics and creating adaptive systems to support group process and learning. She was the 2018 Philadelphia Community Fellow for the Shared Economics in Equitable Development Fellowship, serves on the board of directors for Movement Alliance Project (formerly Media Mobilizing Project), on the advisory board for An Economy of Our Own, and is a consultant with Columinate.

The Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) is a cooperative whose members are co-ops in the Philadelphia region. PACA is also a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to growing the cooperative economy. Learn more at http://www.philadelphia.coop Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the handle @phillycoops Email them at info@philadelphia.coop

Also mentioned in this clip was the book “Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice” by Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Ph.D.

PMQs: MPs set to grill PM Boris Johnson over controversial Brexit plan | LIVE

euronews (in English)

Streamed live 91 minutes ago

What’s the future for healthcare in the COVID-19 era?

euronews (in English)

Streamed live 2 hours ago

How should the healthcare systems of Europe be reformed in light of the coronavirus crisis? Four guests from the European Parliament and European Commission will be debating the reforms needed in a live debate on Euronews, as part of the European Health Parliament initiative’s plenary session on Wednesday 9th September.

Our guests are: Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, French Member of the European Parliament from the Renew Europe Group. She is a medical oncologist, and chair of the MEPs Against Cancer group. Tomislav Sokol, Croatian Member of the European Parliament from the European People’s Party group. He is a specialist in EU health law, and sits on the committees for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and Regional Development. Sara Cerdas, a Portuguese Member of the European Parliament from the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. She sits on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Andrzej Rys, Director for health systems, medical products and innovation in the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety at the European Commission. He is a medical doctor and former deputy minister of health for the Polish government. We will be discussing the latest recommendations from the European Health Parliament, and asking how we can transition health in Europe to a modern, digital society. Will healthcare ever go back to its pre-pandemic ‘normal’? Should there be an expanded role for EU-level healthcare institutions? What really matters to patients? Have we lost focus on the other societal challenges of our time, such as beating cancer?

University Of Cambridge’s Hugh Hunt On Geoengineering The Arctic: ‘crazy ideas have potentia l’

Nick Breeze

Premiered 43 minutes ago

More here: https://climateseries.com/climate-cha…

Download Hugh Hunt & Dan Bodansky’s paper: https://bit.ly/3ich6Yw

“Surely if you are going to be intervening with some risk in something where the risk is greater if you don’t intervene then let’s research the intervention!”

Welcome to Shaping The Future – From Pandemic to Climate Change. In this episode, I am speaking with Cambridge University’s Dr Hugh Hunt who is also working as part of the Centre For Climate Repair In Cambridge looking at ways to repair the climate by various interventions.

Hugh makes the point that the risks of Geoengineering are less than the risks from climate tipping points that we are facing if we don’t do it.

He also gives us an overview of the Centre For Climate Repair set-up by former UK Chief Government scientist, Sir David King, and discusses why funding on a scale to meet the enormity of the climate crisis means unconventional sources maybe be necessary.

United in Science report Animation – English – September 2020

World Meteorological Organization – WMO

Published on Sep 9, 2020

Climate change has not stopped for COVID19. Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are at record levels and continue to increase. Emissions are heading in the direction of pre-pandemic levels following a temporary decline caused by the lockdown and economic slowdown. The world is set to see its warmest five years on record – in a trend which is likely to continue – and is not on track to meet agreed targets to keep global temperature increase well below 2 °C or at 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. Read more: https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press…

Agribusiness, Family Farmers and the Future of Food | IATP

Climate change has highlighted the precarious nature of global food systems, and the 2020 pandemic has only pushed those systems closer to the edge. Leading U.N. agencies have recognized that “business as usual” in agriculture and food policies is no longer an option, opening new paths for progress toward agroecology and other climate-resilient sustainable food systems. Longtime IATP collaborator Timothy A. Wise has joined IATP as a senior advisor to explore these issues, based on his widely acclaimed 2019 book, Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness, Family Farmers, and the Battle for the Future of Food. As family farmers and consumers advocate for just, resilient and healthy farms and food, from Iowa to India, Mexico to Mozambique, they face the concentrated power of agribusiness firms defending their right to conduct business, as usual.


The Social Impact of COVID-19

The social impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic — COVID-19 — is only beginning to be perceived and recorded.

The disease itself as well as the differential responses to it have the potential to increase human solidarity on the one hand or accentuate social, economic, class and political differences on the other hand, dividing the world community into ever more contentious factions.

Even if a safe and effective vaccine is developed the BBC — in a report of 8 September 2020 — highlighted the potential social impact of the distribution of a such a vaccine on a global scale.  The distribution of a vaccine has the potential to exacerbate and accentuate social divisions on a global scale.

See related discussions of other social impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic: