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  • [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea ca. 1320-1350 : manuscript chart of the Mediterranean and Black seas on vellum].

    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 ...

    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1320
  • Dante map. Catalog Record Only

    Prime meridian: Jerusalem. Map of Italy "printed by the Guild of Handicraft ... from the drawing of John Williams." Indicates "those place only which are named in the poet's writings or ... supposed to have been visited by him." Includes inset of Tuscany, Romagna, etc., scale approximately 1:1,200,000.

    • Contributor: Hensman, Mary
    • Original Format: Maps
    • Date: 1321