Map Nautical Atlas of the World, Folio 4 Recto, Magnus Sinus and Folio 4 Verso, China Sea with the Moluccas.
About this Item
- Nautical Atlas of the World, Folio 4 Recto, Magnus Sinus and Folio 4 Verso, China Sea with the Moluccas.
- The map presented here is from the Miller Atlas in the collections of the National Library of France. Produced for King Manuel I of Portugal in 1519 by cartographers Pedro Reinel, his son Jorge Reinel, and Lopo Homem and miniaturist António de Holanda, the atlas contains eight maps on six loose sheets, painted on both sides. The maps were richly decorated and illuminated by António de Holanda, a Dutch native who had been in Portugal for nearly ten years. The illustrations include ornate images of castles, towns, and architectural wonders; views of forests and other vegetation; depictions of native peoples and animals; and, as seen here, a splendid griffin. The shapes of some towns and coastlines are quite detailed. For other parts of the world about which Europeans still had limited knowledge, geographic details are drawn from the cartographer's imagination or informed by views that originated with Ptolemy. One side of the map (folio 4 recto in the atlas) shows the Magnus Sinus (the Great Gulf, or the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea). The other side (folio 4 verso) shows, on the right half folio, the China Sea with the Moluccas; the left half shows only rhumb lines. The atlas takes its name from Emmanuel Miller, who purchased it in 1855 from a bookseller in Santarém, Portugal. Miller's widow sold it to the National Library of France in 1897.
- Holanda, António de, approximately 1480-1556 Illustrator.
- Homem, Lopo, flourished 1517-1565 Cartographer.
- Manuel I, King of Portugal, 1469-1521 Patron.
- Reinel, Jorge, active 16th century Cartographer.
- Reinel, Pedro, born approximately 1464 Cartographer.
Created / Published
- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1519.
- - Cambodia
- - Indonesia--Maluku
- - Indonesia--Maluku Utara
- - Malaysia
- - Thailand
- - Viet Nam
- - 1519
- - Coasts
- - Portolan charts
- - South China Sea
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 2 maps, 3 pages, vellum : illustrations ; 42 x 59 centimeters.
- - Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Catherine Hofmann, Hélène Richard, Emmanuelle Vagnon, et al., The Golden Age of Maritime Maps: When Europe Discovered the World (Buffalo, NY: Firefly, 2013).
- - Original resource at: National Library of France.
- - Content in Latin.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Miller Atlas
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- Holanda, António De
- Homem, Lopo, Flourished
- Manuel I, King of Portugal
- Reinel, Jorge, Active 16th Century
- Reinel, Pedro, Born Approximately 1464
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Chicago citation style:
Holanda, António De, Approximately Illustrator, Lopo Homem, King Of Portugal Manuel I, Jorge Reinel, and Pedro Reinel. Nautical Atlas of the World, Folio 4 Recto, Magnus Sinus and Folio 4 Verso, China Sea with the Moluccas. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1519] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668718/.
APA citation style:
Holanda, A. D., Homem, L., Manuel I, K. O. P., Reinel, J. & Reinel, P. (1519) Nautical Atlas of the World, Folio 4 Recto, Magnus Sinus and Folio 4 Verso, China Sea with the Moluccas. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668718/.
MLA citation style:
Holanda, António De, Approximately Illustrator, et al. Nautical Atlas of the World, Folio 4 Recto, Magnus Sinus and Folio 4 Verso, China Sea with the Moluccas. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1519] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668718/>.