Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea, the North Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea, and the northwestern African coast.

Published/Created:
[Genoa] :
[1403]
Physical Description:
1 map on 2 sheets : manuscript, color, vellum ; 80 x 127 cm
Notes:
"Francischus becharius cuius lanue [con]posuit cartam presentem i[n] civitate Saone millessimo ccc̊c tercio de mense febry."
Contains one compass rose.
Decoration: city views with banners.
Imperfect: left edge torn and repaired with manuscript (17th century?) paper waste.
Includes degrees of latitude along left edge: 26°N to 55°N.
Pen-and-ink in black, red, blue and green.
Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines.
Scale of leagues at upper and lower edges. Includes two additional bar scales, "Duitse mylen" and "Spaenis mylen."
Title devised by cataloger.
Associated Names:
Becharius, Franciscus. [Cartographer]
Topics:
Nautical charts--Black Sea--Early works to 1800.
Nautical charts--Mediterranean Sea--Early works to 1800.
Nautical charts--North Atlantic Ocean--Early works to 1800.
Topics:
Black Sea--Maps--Early works to 1800.
Mediterranean Sea--Maps--Early works to 1800.
North Atlantic Ocean--Maps--Early works to 1800.
Language:
Italian
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:4,500,000
Coordinates:
a
4500000
-020.000000
042.000000
056.000000
027.000000
(W 20°--E 42°/N 56°--N 27°).
Genre:
Manuscript maps.
Manuscript waste (Binding)
Portolan charts.
Format:
Map
Content Type:
Maps, Atlases & Globes
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Art Storage 1980 158
Orbis Record:
11194627
Orbis Barcode:
39002113138508
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
1027149
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2005106
PID:
digcoll:3339973

Number of Pages: 2
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