General chart of the coasts of Europe, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and the western coast of Africa southward to Cape Negro.

Format
Map
Language
Italian
Published/​Created
[Venice, Italy?], [approximately 1489]
Description
1 online resource : color map

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Summary note
Map of West African coast (noted as "Ginea Portogalexe", or Portuguese Guinea) by an anonymous cartographer (often attributed to Christoforo Soligo). Part of a Portolano, containing thirty-five charts, on a plane scale, each 1 f. 9in. X l f. 4in., executed by different Venetian artists about 1489. On vellum.
Notes
  • Shelfmark: Egerton MS 73.
  • Museum collection: The British Library.
  • Provenance: Bookplate on the first leaf with arms of Cornaro family of Venice. Afterwards belonged to library of St. Mark's at Venice. Brought to England by M. Vendramini, purchased for the British Museum at the sale of the Rev. C. Yonge's Library, 1 March 1832.
  • Format: Folio.
Source of description
Online resource; title from web page (viewed on 10 September 2019).
Other title(s)
Bloomsbury medieval studies.
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