Map[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...
- Date: 1320
Map[Manuscript copy of 1367 manuscript chart of the Mediterranean, with the Black and Caspian Seas, and the coasts of northwest Africa and western Europe]. Title provided by cataloger. Manuscript copy of the manuscript original in the Biblioteca Palatina of Parma (Ms.Parm.1612). Pen-and-ink and gouache on two sheets of vellum. Includes illustrations. LC Nautical charts on vellum, 1 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
- Contributor: Pizigano, Francesco - Sardi, Agostinho
- Date: 1367
MapHandy Geographical Maps Through the Ages. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Li dai di li zhi zhang tu (Handy geographical maps through the ages) is the earliest existing historical atlas of China, first printed during the Song dynasty. This edition was printed during the Ming, but the text has been changed in places to make it look like an older, Song edition. Exactly when and by whom the original work were made are unclear. The...
- Date: 1368
CollectionGeneral Maps This category includes maps that typically portray the physical environment and a variety of cultural elements for a geographic area at a particular point in time. The maps in this category show a geographic area larger than a city or town and do not display a subject that is part of one of the thematic categories.
- Date: 1290
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