Format Maps
Dates 1320
Location Black Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Language Italian
Subjects Black Sea
Coasts
Harbors
Mediterranean Sea
Nautical Charts
Title
[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea ca. 1320-1350 : manuscript chart of the Mediterranean and Black seas on vellum].
Created / Published
[13--?]
Subject Headings
-  Nautical charts--Mediterranean Sea
-  Nautical charts--Black Sea
-  Coasts--Mediterranean Sea
-  Coasts--Black Sea
-  Harbors--Mediterranean Sea
-  Harbors--Black Sea
-  Mediterranean Sea
-  Black Sea
Notes
-  Anonymous nautical chart in portolan style probably drawn in Genoa.
-  Covers Mediterranean Sea from the Balearic Islands to the Levantine coast; also covers western part of Black Sea.
-  Oldest original cartographic artifact in the Library of Congress.
-  Title from printed label on box in which the map is housed.
-  Pen-and-ink (red/green/brown).
-  Matted and mounted between sheets of transparent lucite.
-  Sheet cut into the shape of an irregular rectangle.
-  Imperfect: Vertically fold-lined at center, cracked, annotated in pencil on verso.
-  Includes bar scale with unidentified divisions.
-  The green rhumb lines on the recto are also visible on the verso.
-  LC Nautical charts on vellum 3
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
-  Purchase; Ludwig Rosenthal, Munich; 1914.
Medium
1 ms. map : vellum ; 43 x 59 cm.
Call Number
G5672.M4P5 13-- .P6
Repository
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
g5672m ct000821 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g5672m.ct000821
Library of Congress Catalog Number
2003630429
http://lccn.loc.gov/2003630429


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