Vavassore chart of the Mediterranean Sea, believed to be the earliest surviving printed chart, 1541
Scale: [ca.1:2 500 000]
'La vera descrittione del Mare Adriatico: di Larcipelago; & Mare di Isola ... opera di Giovanni da Vavassore dito Guadgnino... citta di Vinegia. MD.XXXXI'.
Bibliography: 1. Almagia, Roberto. 'La Carta d'Italia di G.A. Vavassori'. La Bibliofilia (1914) 81-8; 2. Almagia, Roberto. 'Il Mappamondo di G.A. Vavassore'. Rivista Geografica Italiana, xxvii (1920); 3. Bagrow, Leo. 'Giovanni Andrea di Vavassore...a descriptive list of his maps' (1939). Derek Howse and Michael Sanderson 'The Sea Chart' pp.29.
Giovanni Andrea Di Vavassore of Venice
- Image reference: F0209
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
More by this artist
Explore the collection
Search for similar images
Product images of Vavassore chart of the Mediterranean Sea, believed to be the earliest surviving printed chart, 1541
We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Delivery & returns
We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.
Due to the coronovirus pandemic and Brexit situation, current shipping times may be longer, particularly for destinations outside the UK.
Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.
We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.