Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who investigates the problems of cosmography; one versed in cosmography.
- n. A geographer.
- n. astrophysics a scientist specializing in understanding and describing the nature of the universe.
- n. obsolete Someone who describes the world; a geographer or anthropologist.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who describes the world or universe, including the heavens and the earth.
- n. a scientist knowledgeable about cosmography
- From Ancient Greek κοσμογράφος (kosmographos) + -er, corresponding to cosmo- + -grapher. (Wiktionary)
“The famous Islamic cosmographer and Persian physician who lived in the thirteenth century, Zakariya ibn Muhammad ibn Mahmud Abu Yahya al-Qazwini, states that jinns “are aerial animals, with transparent bodies which can assume various forms.””
“Making use of his European education, he functioned as a cosmographer as well as a missionary on this expedition.”
“Another is a cosmographer, a job that gets no respect.”
“In 1597, the cosmographer Hernando de los Rios Coronel had written a memorial claiming that the best site for a Formosan colony was Jilong: With three-hundred men and a fortress placed there, all the powers of these parts would not be enough to dislodge them, for the entrance is narrow and easy to defend with artillery.”
“Moreover Alvarez Nunmius, a Spaniard, and learned cosmographer, and Jacques Cartier, who made two voyages into those parts, and sailed five hundred miles upon the north-east coasts of”
“Among those whom Columbus may have met there, was the great German cosmographer from Nuremburg, Martin”
“Very far," said Don Quixote, "for of the three hundred and sixty degrees that this terraqueous globe contains, as computed by Ptolemy, the greatest cosmographer known, we shall have traveled one-half when we come to the line I spoke of.”
“Don Quixote laughed at the interpretation Sancho put upon "computed," and the name of the cosmographer Ptolemy.”
“There is a story told by the learned Andrew Thevet, chief cosmographer to Henry III.,”
“The compilation of the history was then entrusted to Captain Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, the cosmographer of Peru.”
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