Maps [Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas].

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Title
[Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and connecting seas].
Created / Published
[ca. 1550?]
Subject Headings
-  Nautical charts--Mediterranean Sea--Early works to 1800
-  Seaports--Mediterranean Sea--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
-  Mediterranean Sea--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800
-  Mediterranean Sea
Notes
-  Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Does not cover Black Sea.
-  Title devised by cataloguer.
-  Oriented with north to the right (indicated by fleurs-de-lys).
-  Contains 11 compass roses in a circle centered on Sicily, 2 additional roses in Iberia, and rhumb lines connecting all roses and some central points without roses.
-  Manuscript: pen-and-ink (brown) and dark watercolors.
-  LC Nautical charts on vellum, 12.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
-  Includes 4 scale bars (unidentified) and a large compass rose at top (in neck of sheet) containing a drawing of the Madonna and Child.
Medium
1 ms. map : col., vellum ; 50 x 19 cm., on sheet 51 x 20 cm., matted and mounted between transparent lucite sheets 64 x 39 cm., sealed by tape at edges.
Call Number/Physical Location
G5672.M4P5 1550 .P6
Repository
Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g5672m.ct003136
Library of Congress Control Number
2010588182
Online Format
image
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2010588182
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MODS Record
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