BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND
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Beinecke MS 1191
Portolano for the western Mediterranean.
1 sheet : parchment ; 750 x 665 mm.
- This material is open for research.
- Manuscript portolan chart, on parchment, for the western Mediterranean, showing the
coasts of North Africa, Italy, Spain, France and the British Isles.
- Purchased from Richard A. Linenthal (Bonham's London sale 320752, 2013 June 19, lot
62) on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2013.
- Damaged: coastline of Greece missing; severe fading.
- Decoration: illustrations of five emblematic rulers and one of the Virgin Mary at
the top of the portolan; three compass roses and strapwork.
- Portolano for the Western Mediterranean.
- Manuscript maps -- Early works to 1800.
- Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
- Manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy -- 16th century.
- Manuscripts, Renaissance -- Italy -- 16th century.
- Portolan charts -- Italy -- 16th century.
- Portolanos -- Italy -- 16th century.
- Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.