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[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the coasts of Europe and northwest Africa].

[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the coasts of Europe and northwest Africa].

 
 
description

Summary

Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines.
Title devised by cataloguer.
Contains 4 compass roses in a circle centered in Italy to the north of Rome and half of a fifth on the trimmed center left edge.
Pen-and ink in brown, red, and green, with possible traces of gilding. The chart appears to have been cropped at the left and possibly the right.
LC Nautical charts on vellum, 13.
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

01/01/1500
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Source

Library of Congress
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Public Domain