Product images of Chart of Mediterranean Sea, with part of the Black Sea
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Chart of Mediterranean Sea, with part of the Black Sea
This is a 'Portulan' or 'Portolan' chart. These charts originated in the Mediterranean in the thirteenth century and take their name from the written sailing directions, 'portolani', which they supplemented and superseded. They were drawn and painted on vellum, using a network of intersecting rhumb (direction) lines radiating out from compass roses. Characteristic features include place names tightly packed onto the coast, together with flags and banners and vignettes of cities.
Placido Caloiro y Oliva
Original size: 680 mm x 430 mm
- Image reference: K0997
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London