Atlas of Portolan charts

facsimile of manuscript in British Museum

Publisher: Hispanic Society ofAmerica in New York

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Statementedited by Edward Luther Stevenson.
SeriesPublications of the Hispanic Society of America -- 81
ContributionsStevenson, Edward Luther.
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Open LibraryOL14418912M

An early manuscript atlas, Buondelmonte’s portolan of is an Isolario or Island book of The Archipelago (Aegean Sea), covering the Ionian Islands, Aegean Islands and Constantinople. This is one of many copies of a prototype for many other Isolaria in the next years. This atlas was the first attempt to systematically codify nautical maps. This chart-book combined an atlas of nautical charts and sailing directions with instructions for navigation on the western and north-western coastal waters of Europe. It was the first of its kind in the history of maritime cartography, and was an immediate success. This article focuses on cartometric issues relating to mediaeval nautical cartography (Portolan charts). More specifically, it analyses the chart of Francesco Beccari conserved in the Be-inecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University. This chart represents a crucial. The Carta Pisana portolan chart, made at the end of the 13th century (–), is the oldest surviving nautical chart. The earliest extant ones, from the first half of the 14th century, seem to have been constructed by Genoese cartographers, with Majorcan charts making their appearance only in the latter half of the century.

Portolan charts were first created in the Middle Ages (13th century) and were produced until the Early Modern Period. They were originally made in a region of the Mediterranean where there were intensive political, commercial, and cultural links between cities. Portolan charts are navigational maps based on realistic descriptions of harbors and coasts. They were first made in the s in Italy and Spain. The word portolan comes from the Italian adjective portolano, meaning "related to ports or harbours."These charts, actually rough maps, were based on accounts of medieval Europeans who sailed the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts. The coastal areas considered in these pages are those that might be found on a portolan atlas of , i.e. excluding all later discoveries. Updating See the ongoing listing: Significant post-publication additions & corrections to the portolan chart pages. Portolan atlas of 9 charts and a world map, etc. Dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St. Vaast. []. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. Vellum 5. Portolan charts in the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions served as the predecessor for nautical charts issued today.

Download Image of [Portolan atlas of 9 charts and a world map, etc. Dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St. Vaast].. Free for commercial use, no attribution required. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on vellum. Each double-page illumination (col. diagrs., col. maps) 21 x 29 cm. Compass rose on inside back cover. "Maps 1, 2, and 10 show America. ( Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts) Alternate identifiers bibid: The programs of The Morgan Library & Museum are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. A portolan (derived from the Latin word "portus", port) is an early modern Europe an navigation chart, dating from the thirteenth century or later, in manuscript, usually with rhumb line s, shorelines and place names.. The portolan combined the exact notations of the text of the periplus or pilot book with the decorative illustrations of the conceptual T and O map, but a portolan chart did.

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Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on vellum. Each double-page illumination (col. diagrs., col. maps) 21 x 29 cm. Compass rose on inside back cover. "Maps 1, 2, and 10 show America.

1 shows the Gulf of California which Ulloa discovered in On the same map Yucatan is shown as an island, and the east and west coasts of North and South America are only partially shown. Atlas of portolan charts: facsimile of manuscript in British Museum by Maggiolo, Visconte de, fl.supposed author ; Stevenson, Edward Luther, ; Hispanic Society of America ; British Museum.

This atlas of portolan charts of the old and the new worlds consists of 16 double leaves made from fine white parchment, bound in costly red morocco leather (made from fine goatskin) with gold ornaments in oriental style.

The important Portuguese mariner, cartographer, and painter Fernão Vaz Dourado is thought to have made the atlas innear the end of his life. The Beinecke’s collection includes charts by Jorge Aguiar, Jehuda Abenzara, Edmond Doran, and Franciscus Becharius, and three charts by the cartographer Joan Rizo Oliva.

A Venetian portolan atlas by Battiste Agnese includes twenty-three maps of the Mediterranean, Africa, and the new world.

[Portolan atlas of 9 charts and a world map, etc. Dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St. Vaast]. Contributor Names Agnese, Battista, active 16th century. Created /. Books Prints Instruments Discover.

Discover. Latest news and opinions. Featured items. Starting your collection A magnificent portolan atlas signed by a member of the leading family of chart-makers of the Mediterranean.

By Franciscus II Oliva, £, A fine Atlas of Portolan charts book striking portolan chart of the Mediterranean. [Portolan atlas].

Author DOSSAIGA, Jaime [DOUSAIGO, Jacques] Publication Price £, Daniel Crouch Rare Books NY. 24 East 64th Street New York NY USA View map +1 () Kate Hunter.

Collections Portolan atlas. Portolan atlas. of the often nameless craftsmen who continually discovered new ways of animating the contents of hand-produced books through inventive and sometimes exuberant manipulations of all the elements of the book: form and format, layout, script, decoration, illustration, and binding.

Various maps. Definition. The term “portolan chart” was coined in the s because at the time it was assumed that these maps were related to portolani, medieval or early modern books of sailing directions. Other names that have been proposed include rhumb line charts, compass charts or loxodromic charts whereas modern French scholars prefer to call them nautical charts to avoid any relationship with.

National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World, Fourth Edition: Indispensable Information and More Than 1, Maps and Illustrations National Geographic out of 5 stars Due to the extremely detailed charts and the high artistic significance of its execution, the Portolan Atlas of Battista Agnese is among the most exceptional navigational charts dating back to the 16th century.

It represent the latest state of the time's geographical Atlas includes a map of the known world in oval projection pinpointing the route covered by Magellan as he.

Agnese Atlas [Portolan atlas of 9 charts and a world map, etc. Dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St. Vaast]. () Agnese Atlas.

Between and an enterprising Genoese chartmaker, Battista Agnese, produced in Venice a number of remarkably accurate and beautifully decorated nautical or "portolan" atlases on vellum for merchant princes and ranking officials.

Chart of northwest Africa and Western Europe from Jean André Brémond's manuscript portolan atlas compiled in Marseilles in (Vellum Chart Collection) Nautical chart of the Mediterranean Sea (left and right) from Le Neptune françois by the artist-engraver Romein de Hooghe.

Part of a two-volume work prepared initially under official. This portolan atlas is attributed to Battista Agnese (‒64), one of the most important Italian Renaissance cartographers. Of Genoese origin, Agnese was active in Venice from until his death.

He is likely to have directed a full-fledged printing house where his maps were made. He produced approximately manuscript atlases, of which more than 70 still exist, either with his. The Hispanic Society’s collection of over forty portolan charts and atlases, or manuscript sailing charts, dating from the 15th through 18th centuries, is one of the finest in the Americas.

This collection is shared between the Library and the Department of Prints & Photographs. tion of producing manuscript portolan charts and atlases organized around the distribution of wind rhumbs.6 These charts were generally produced in small family workshops; the traditional art of making charts and im-ages for navigation was handed down from generation to Abbreviations used in this chapter include: Carte da navigarfor Su.

It might be thought that no direction indicator was needed beyond the rhumb lines, which always included north-south and east-west alignments, but a miniature compass rose appears on a portolan atlas of and frequently in portolan charts of the 15th century; the markings on the compass itself may well have derived from the nodal points of.

Title supplied by cataloger. Attributed to Joan Oliva by John Wolter in A portolan atlas of the Mediterranean Sea and western European waters, with a world map, Pen-and-ink and watercolor on vellum. World map painted on paper affixed to vellum. Six blank paper pages precede and follow the 10 vellum pages of maps.

Circular watermarks on pp. [3] and [19]. DOSSAIGA, Jaime [DOUSAIGO, Jacques]: [Portolan atlas]. For the Greenwich atlas see RMG P/7(4). Corradino Astengo, 'The Renaissance Chart Tradition in the Mediterranean' in David Woodward (ed.), The History of Cartography, vol.3 part 1: Cartography in the European Renaissance (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ); 'Chronicle for ' Imago Mundi 44 (), pp; Heinrich Winter.

This Portolan Atlas of the Mediterranean consists of 8 pages, of which 7 are nautical charts of the Mediterranean Sea and the countries surrounding it and the other is an astronomical calendar.

This sheet features the Iberian Peninsula with part of Corsica, Sardinia, and the North African coast. Portolan Atlas of the Mediterranean Sea and Western European Waters (With a World Map) Facsim.

ed Edition by Juan Oliva (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. s: 1. Portolan atlas ( by mm) comprising of 10 manuscript charts on vellum (six double page and four single page) pasted on thick card, coloured in ink wash and gouache throughout and heightened in gold, lavish decorative motifs on compass roses, scale bars, armorial shields and name cartouches, each chart within a simple yellow border, the outlines in sepia, main islands in gold, the rest in.

A great reference book. (Calliope Magazine ) (star review) In the closing centuries of Europe's medieval age, that backward, isolated continent belatedly turned its gaze outward in search of trade and conquest. From that era of discovery came the Portolan charts Reviews: 7.

This sea atlas viewer was made possible through the generous support of William B. (BA ‘66, PhD ‘71) and Inger Ginsberg. Ginsberg is a longtime supporter of the Harvard Libraries and is the author of many cartobibliographies, including most recently Sea Charts of Norway ().

Portolan Maps and World Atlas (German) Ring-bound – Decem by Antonio Millo (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Ring-bound, Decem "Please retry" — — — Ring-bound — Author: Antonio Millo.

Antwerp, and Vienna. Of the charts consulted, only Bartolomeo's atlas housed in the Huntington Library depicts cities within the interior. We are only aware of one other portolan chart by Bartolomeo being offered for sale in the last 35 years: Sotheby's, London, 12 Junelot Get this from a library.

Atlas of portolan charts. Facsimile of manuscript in British Museum. [Visconte de Maggiolo; Edward Luther Stevenson; Hispanic Society of America.; British Museum.] -- Reproduction of the oldest known Portolan atlas in which the New World is shown.

Portolan atlas of 9 charts and a world map, etc. Dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St. Vaast. Portolan chart, also called harbour-finding chart, compass chart, or rhumb chart, navigational chart of the European Middle Ages (–).The earliest dated navigational chart extant was produced at Genoa by Petrus Vesconte in and is said to mark the beginning of professional portolan charts were characterized by rhumb lines, lines that radiate from the centre in the.

Alfonso the Wise of Castile (reigned –84) ordered charts and compasses for the use of his shipmasters, and soon afterwards, portolan charts began to be made in the Balearic Islands by Jewish cartographers such as Abraham Cresques on Majorca, and in Italian cities such as Genoa and Venice.

The Catalan charts often showed some inland. The atlas is well preserved in all its rich details. ANONYMOUS ATLAS, late 16th century. A French atlas of portolan charts of the second half of the sixteenth century in brown leather cover.

It con- 59 tains four charts each occupying double pages 49 x 61 cm. in size.Catalan charts, Catalan maps or Catalan portolans are a subtype of the medieval period (–) portolan chart. Portolan charts are a type of map generated by using a mariner's compass and direct observation to determine the shape and location of coastlines and ports.

The term "portolan" means "pertaining to ports and harbors" and should. [AGNESE, Battista (c. )]. Portolan atlas of the world.

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM. [Venice, c. ]. X mm. 30 leaves, COMPLETE, collation: [ 2], written and illuminated within narrow gilt frames on the obverse only of all bifolia, reverse of each bifolium tion written in black ink in an accomplished calligraphic cursive hand, 3-column .