Product images of Portulan chart of western Mediterranean
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Portulan chart of western Mediterranean
This type of early vellum sea chart originated in the Mediterranean in the 13th century. They are often referred to as 'portulan' or 'portolan' charts, a name taken from the written sailing directions, 'portolani', which they supplemented and superseded, although this attribution is not always technically correct. They were drawn in coloured ink on vellum.
- Image reference: F1947
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London