12016-05-13T09:41:37-07:00Caroline Franka1a5e7e9a2c3dba76ecb2896a93bf66ac8d1635e84016Map of the Pacific Ocean showing North and South America. Cartographic elements include lines of latitude and longitude, location of rivers and some settlements. Decorative elements include ships, especially Magellan's boat, Victoria, with a scene of warfare and a guiding angel on her prow. The map first appeared in 1590 and delineates the west coast of North America more accurately than any other printed map to date. It may be based on an unrecorded Spanish voyage. Derived from Gerard Mercator's world map of 1569 with details from some 25 Portuguese manuscript maps of Barolomeo de Lasso. Ortelius is attributed to be the creator of the first true atlas, which combines text and uniform map sheets in a bound book.plain2017-04-12T14:26:31-07:00John Carter Brown LibraryCaroline Franka1a5e7e9a2c3dba76ecb2896a93bf66ac8d1635e
The twenty-first-century transpacific is the new globalized terrain of cultural production, markets, and cultural forms radically restructured by the triumph and hypermobility of financial capital, the rapid growth of Asian capitalisms, and the emergence of a transpacific mass culture."
-Robert G. Lee
East Asia has caught our attention. As Americanists turn toward this, not new, but newly recognized transnational and transoceanic sphere, backs to a cherished Atlantic World, we—explorers in the archives—discover centuries of complex connections among East Asians and Americans that remain in the shadows of American historiography. The Asia-Pacific in the Making of the Americas project (APMA) brings together scholars from around the world in a range of disciplines who devote research to national as well as less-visible transnational transpacific interactions from the 16th through the 19th centuries. This journal strives to foster a global network of scholars, working together to generate new questions and insights, more accessible resources, and new research agendas for the exploration of economic, material, intellectual, and creative Asian-Pacific impacts on developments in the Americas, 1560-1900.
How to Use the Website We have synthetically divided this long period of transpacific interactions into three categories: "The Spanish Pacific," "The China Trade Era," and "The Nineteenth-Century U.S. Pacific." We realize that year to year, region to region, and state to state, all exchanges and imprints flowed together in mutually influential currents, such that any named periodization is partial. The Scalar web design allows the editors some flexibility in demonstrating overlap and contextual contingency.
To begin, find essays by clicking on the icon in the upper left-hand corner of this page, and then click the little arrow to the left of heading to see essay titles. The Timeline and Media Gallery found at the bottom of the initial heading list offer additional ways of knowing the Pacific during this time. To view a comprehensive Table of Contents, click on the compass icon and then on "visualizations." Alternatively, begin reading and just follow the "paths" without premeditation.