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  • 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
  • Collection

    General 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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  • Map

    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
    • Date: 1321
  • Map

    World map. Catalog Record Only

    (Fischer. "Sammlung mittelalt. Welt u. Seekarten p. 101) Photograph.

    • Contributor: Sanudo, Marino
    • Date: 1318
  • Collection

    [Maps of Africa, from approximately 1351 to 1970]. Catalog Record Only

    This record covers single maps of Africa, which are not represented in the LC database by separate catalog records. This collection includes single printed maps and photocopies of printed or manuscript single maps as well as some multi-sheet single maps, plates from atlases, books or periodicals, and printed facsimiles. These maps cover Africa as a whole and regions and physical features of Africa as ...

    • Date: 1351
  • Map

    [Mapamondi. Catalog Record Only

    • Contributor: [cresques, Abraham]
    • Date: 1375
  • Collection

    [Maps of Greenland, from approximately 1380 to 1970]. Catalog Record Only

    This record covers single maps of Greenland, which are not represented in the LC database by separate catalog records. This collection includes single printed maps and photocopies of printed or manuscript single maps as well as some multi-sheet single maps, plates from atlases, books or periodicals, and printed facsimiles. These maps cover Greenland as a whole, regions of Greenland, counties, and cities and towns. ...

    • Date: 1380
  • Map

    [Catalan map] Catalog Record Only

    Catalan chart.

    • Date: 1375
  • Collection

    [Janet Campbell Green collection]. Catalog Record Only

    Covers various places. Consists of ca. 466 maps, 15 globes (16 cm. in diam. or smaller), 6 atlases (21 cm. or smaller), and 15 atlas page titles collected by Janet Campbell Green. Some facsims. Some maps on more than 1 sheet. Inventory in Geography and Map Division Reading Room. Vault

    • Contributor: Green, Janet Campbell
    • Date: 1300