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Portolan map showing the Western Mediterranean, including both the European and African coasts.

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Title
Portolan map showing the Western Mediterranean, including both the European and African coasts.
Names
Agnese, Battista (16th cent.) (Cartographer)
Collection

Portolan atlas.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1552 (approximate)
Place Term: Venice
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 005
Notes
Ownership : Perhaps commissioned by German patron. Coat of arms on f. 2 are probably those of the Neunstein branch of the Hohenlohe family, perhaps those of Count Georg von Hohenlohe-Weikersheim (d. 1551). Came to Spencer collection in 1920.

Content : Compass sunk into back pastedown.

Content : De Ricci, 1336. Library dossier. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.

Content : Various maps and charts -- no single layout. Text on ff. 19v-20 in long lines, ruled in drypoint, some prickmarks visible.

Content : Parchment

Content : Animal and human figures sometimes appear in charts and maps.

Content : Charts and maps in various colors, rubrics.

Content: Henry Wagner dates this mansucript to ca. 1552, written and illuminated in Venice. Wagner draws his date in part from features in maps 1 & 4, including the presence of Baja, CA and the joining of England and Scotland into one land mass.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 74e1d4c0-c6b5-012f-2e13-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1552: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Portolan map showing the Western Mediterranean, including both the European and African coasts." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1552. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ea03-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Portolan map showing the Western Mediterranean, including both the European and African coasts." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 8, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ea03-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1552). Portolan map showing the Western Mediterranean, including both the European and African coasts. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ea03-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Portolan map showing the Western Mediterranean, including both the European and African coasts.