16th Century Portolan Atlas

Categories: Atlases & Maps
16th Century Portolan Atlas

Here, unedited but for the straightening and cropping of the margins, are 14 map and chart images from the Library of Congress.   As with other LOC images, these are free and Public Domain.  I have converted them to JPEG format for easier access, as otherwise you would need to download them via special viewing software. These are from a 16 century book: "Portolan atlas of 9 charts and a world map, etc. Dedicated to Hieronymus Ruffault, Abbot of St. Vaast. (Agnese, Battista).  The notes state: Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor, on vellum. I have no plans to edit or enhance these for posting here.  They could not be much improved by casual editing, so I will leave them as be.  They are available at full scale in the GALLERY. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Atlantic Ocean "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Turkey"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="182" caption="Compass Rose"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Armillary Sphere"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Black Sea "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Central Mediterranean with Italy, Sicily"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Frontis"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Indian Ocean "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Northern Europe "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Pacific Ocean"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Straits of Gibraltar with Northwest Africa and Spain "][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="200" caption="Western ...

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