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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 ...
    • Date: 1320
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    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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    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