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Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea, the North Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea, and the northwestern African coast.

Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea, the North Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea, and the northwestern African coast.

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Creator: Becharius, Franciscus.
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Date: [1403]
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Description:
"Francischus becharius cuius lanue [con]posuit cartam presentem i[n] civitate Saone millessimo ccc̊c tercio de mense febry."
Contains one compass rose.
Decoration: city views with banners.
Imperfect: left edge torn and repaired with manuscript (17th century?) paper waste.
Includes degrees of latitude along left edge: 26°N to 55°N.
Pen-and-ink in black, red, blue and green.
Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines.
Scale of leagues at upper and lower edges. Includes two additional bar scales, "Duitse mylen" and "Spaenis mylen."
Title devised by cataloger.
Physical Description:
1 map on 2 sheets : manuscript, color, vellum ; 80 x 127 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:4,500,000
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Source Digital Format:
High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 2005106
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