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[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the west coast of Spain and Portugal] /

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and Black Seas with the west coast of Spain and Portugal] /

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description

Summary

Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines.
Title devised by cataloguer.
Fragmentary signature on upper right portion leading into neck reads "Io Placid...".
Oriented with north to the right (indicated by fleurs-de-lys).
Contains 10 small and 4 large compass roses centered on Sicily.
LC Nautical charts on vellum, 14.
Pen-and-ink and goauche, with traces of gilding.
Includes 2 scale bars (unidentified units), fragment of an illustration on the neck, and many illustrations throughout.
Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Pre - 1600s maps, atlases and manuscripts

Ancient Maps from the Library of Congress. 13th -18th Century Maps.

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Date

01/01/1575
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Contributors

Oliva, Placido, active 1575-1615.
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Source

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