Nautical chart of Mediteranean Sea and Europe ...

Autore: Joannes Oliva Anno: 1602

foto Nautical chart of Mediteranean Sea and Europe ...


Joannes Oliva
Portolan Chart
Naples, 1602
Nautical chart of Mediteranean Sea and Europe, including the British Isles and Scandinavia.
Parchment, f. 1 (full skin); 730 1140 (675 850) mm. Border is an alternating black and red band.
Black and red ink for nomenclature in a minuscule script with area names in display script; land masses outlined in color, islands painted silver, red, or green; 9 compass roses (many elaborately drawn); usual 32 rhumb line network in black, red, and green ink for the principal directions; latitude scale numbered from 18 to 66 forming left border of chart (with Azores outside), no longitude; 2 unnumbered scales of distance framed in scroll designs; highly decorated with figures of sovereigns, coats of arms, vignettes of cities with banners, animals, trees, ships, and a crucifixion scene which fills the triangular projection at the left.

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