Catalogue of the portolan charts and atlases in the National Maritime Museum

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R.L. Pflederer] , [U.S.A
National Maritime Museum (Great Britain) -- Catalogs., Nautical charts -- Early works to 1800 -- Bibliography -- Catalogs., Early maps -- Bibliography -- Cata
Other titlesPortolan charts and atlases in the National Maritime Museum
Statementprepared by Richard L. Pflederer.
GenreEarly works to 1800, Bibliography, Catalogs.
LC ClassificationsZ6026.H9 P478 2006
The Physical Object
Pagination191 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16987846M
LC Control Number2007373479

Our manuscript atlases (archive catalogue reference ‘P’), consist of charts drawn on vellum and then bound together. Many of our large unbound portolans, however, use one full-size skin or two joined together. Portolan charts are a type of navigational sea chart, concerned with coastlines and ports, rather than features inland.

Among the unique items are a manuscript portolan atlas (ca. ), which includes two charts of the eastern coast of North America, and Philip Wells' manuscript chart of Boston Harbor.

Some of the very rare items are Robert Dudley's Dell'Arcano del Mar () and four editions of John and William Norman's American Pilot (–), the first nautical atlas published in. Charts and maps. The National Maritime Museum collections contain more thansea charts and maps dating from the medieval period to the present day.

They document the results of exploration and discovery and show how techniques of navigation and surveying developed. There is a bibliography and brief project description of the continuing massive effort () to catalogue all the approximately portolan charts and atlases preserved in France (about of them in the BnF; the rest in another 30 or so institutions) and place them on the Gallica website.

Portolan navigational charts or maps were created by medieval explorers in Europe sailing in the Mediterranean and along the Black Sea coasts. Engraved on sheepskin vellum the portolan map was a practical device used by mariners to navigate along ports, harbours and coastal shores. Since portolan maps did not consider the curvature of the earth.

Interior of the Maritime Research Center. NPS photo contact us - faq - catalogs Within the library collections are o book and periodical titles dating from to the present, 50, pieces of ephemera, over maps and charts covering the Pacific Basin and the West Coast of the United States dating from to the present.

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The portolan charts were characterized by rhumb lines, lines that Portolan chart, navigational chart of the European Middle Ages (–). The earliest dated navigational chart extant was produced at Genoa by Petrus Vesconte in and is said to mark the beginning of professional cartography.

To the 15th century corresponds the famous portolan chart by Gabriel Vallseca, (), kept in the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, notable for its delicacy of execution and lively picturesque details, masked by a spot of ink left by Frédéric Chopin and George Sand.

NOAA's Nautical Chart Catalog gives you the ability to view any of NOAA's + nautical charts, as well as download NOAA's general use charts in three different raster formats: NOAA RNC ® full size nautical charts in PDF format, and BookletCharts™.

Select a region to access the Nautical Chart Catalog. Among the geographic manuscripts in the Bavarian State Library is a series of the most important portolan charts that have come down to the present.

These charts consist of a single piece of sheepskin with part of the sheep’s neck, showing the outlines of the continents and the names of coastal settlements. The maps include several rose compasses and show landmarks, the. See also Chart of the portolan atlases: geographical areas on maps and portolan atlases.

This provides access to about 35 portolan atlases and charts. They are the best scans I have found and they can be enlarged and printed off in sections or downloaded. Unfortunately they cannot be rotated on the screen.

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Coats of Arms from 4 Portolan Atlas owners A portolan or nautical atlas (or chart, manuscript or map) refers to an early modern European rendering, usually on vellum, in which complete coasts, ports and waterways were depicted together with characteristic direction lines from the thirty-two points of the compass.

Of these, the three fifteenth-century portolan charts in the collection of the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota are the subject of this commentary. A Note on Using the Images on this Site: To see a larger version of an image, click on the thumbnail image shown on the catalog record.

Portolan chart with seaport names given for all coastlines. Does not cover Black Sea. Title devised by cataloguer. Oriented with north to the right (indicated by fleurs-de-lys). Contains 11 compass roses in a circle centered on Sicily, 2 additional roses in Iberia, and rhumb lines connecting all roses and some central points without roses.

National Maritime Museum, catalogue of the library volume 3, Atlases and Cartography, complete in two parts. Hardcover – January 1, by No Author Given (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Author: No Author Given.

Royal Museums Greenwich Shop is home to a large collection of books, ranging from nautical tales to images of the night sky. The Moon Exhibition Book: A Celebration of our Celestial Neighbour.

£ £ Sale The Emergence of a Maritime Nation, £ £ Sale Pacific Exploration. £ £ The basis of every portolan chart is a simple coastal outline of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, though it might be extended to include the west European coast as far as the British Isles and the North Sea, ultimately even to the Baltic and the west coast of Africa.

"'Portolan charts, ' so called from the Italian adjective portolano, meaning 'related to ports or harbours, ' were born during the 12th century in the maritime community. These charts, drawn on parchment and crisscrossed with lines referring to the compass directions, indicated the succession of ports and anchorages along the shores, and were.

National Maritime Museum Library Catalogue volume three, Parts One & Two: Atlases and Cartography (two books) Author Various Contributors Format/binding Hardcover Book condition Used - Very Good Jacket condition Very Good Edition 1st Edition Binding Hardcover ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Her Majesty's Stationery Office Book Edition: 1st Edition.

Richard Pflederer announces the publication of his Catalogue of the Portolan Charts and Atlases of the British Library. This work, completed during andis the product of a detailed examination of the entire collection, numbering over separate items, 58 individual charts and the remainder contained in atlases.

The charts cover a. Single sheet. Col. Medium: Vellum, with neck. Scale: [ ]. Contents Note: Decoration: winds, towns, mountains, flags, tents.

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Red Sea in red, with path referencing the parting of the sea described in the Book of Exodus. Madonna and child.

Toponymy is in Catalan and Provenzal, and Domenech's notes are in Provenzal. Date made: Get this from a library. Globes at Greenwich: a catalogue of the globes and armillary spheres in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

[Elly Dekker; Silke Ackermann; Kristen Lippincott; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)] -- A catalogue of globes held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, containing full entries on all items in the Museum's collection.

Nautical Atlases [Portolan atlas]. [Marseilles], [ca. ] Digitized maps | Catalog record; Andrew J. Allen.

The American Pilot. Boston: Andrew J. Allen, [] Digitized maps | Catalog record; Matthew Clark [Charts of the coast of America from Cape Breton to the entrance of the gulf of Mexico].

[Boston]: [Published & sold by Matthew Clark. Manuscript Portolan Chart of the Mediterranean. The Library of Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio Figure Chart of the Indian Ocean, from the Walters Deniz atlası [Walters Sea Atlas].

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore Figure Joan Martines. Eastern Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea. From [Manuscript Portolan Atlas of theFile Size: 5MB.

The manuscript map collections of the British Library are among the finest of their kind, notably King George III's Topographical and Maritime collections. About the collection We have many hundreds of volumes of hand-drawn maps, as well as several thousand separate charts.

Shelf mark Walters Art Museum Ms. W Descriptive Title Maritime atlas Text title Deniz atlası Note: Title supplied by cataloger Abstract This is an illuminated and illustrated maritime atlas, referred to as the Walters Deniz atlası.

It is an early Ottoman atlas, perhaps dating to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE. although in a portolan atlas by G.

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Benincasa () was at R. Major's instigation presented to the Museum by the Admiralty. Recent examination of a marked copy of the manuscript catalogue of showed that the Museum still lacked some seventy charts, atlases, or books of the King's Maritime Collection.

Portolan charts were navigational maps designed to help sailors get safely to and from different places. The term derives from the Italian portolano meaning a collection of sailing directions. The first chart appeared in Italy during the 13 th century, about the same time as the use of the magnetic compass, and countries such as Spain and Portugal began making.

Concise catalogue of oil paintings / National Maritime Museum, Greenwich H.M.S.O London Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

Video orientation to LJS 28 - Agnese, Battista, 16th cent - [Portolan atlas]. Summary: 7 double-page navigational maps marked with place names and rhumb-line.

7, The English Channel (): a Portolan chart. The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, has a collection of seven maps by Nicholas Comberford: 1, North Atlantic (above) (): This chart, on four sheets of vellum, is the second earliest known work by Comberford, and is on loan to the museum in Greenwich from Lincoln Cathedral.

It.COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .The Dieppe Maps known to have existed into modern times include the following.

Jean Mallard, Map of the World c, British Library, London Jean Rotz, Boke of Idrography, British Library, London; Guillaume Brouscon, world chart,Huntington Library, Los Angeles, California; Pierre Desceliers, "Royal" world chart, John Rylands Library, University of .