1 item extracted from E 122/165/10 . Part of a portolan chart of the eastern...

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Details of MPB 1/38
Reference:MPB 1/38
Description:

1 item extracted from E 122/165/10. Part of a portolan chart of the eastern Mediterranean and the western Black Sea, showing Crete, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, the coasts of Bulgaria and Romania, and the Crimea. The outline is drawn in black ink (now faded to brown); place names in red and black (brown) ink; rhumb lines in red; several islands in the Aegean Sea coloured red. Four compass roses. G.R. Crone, Royal Geographical Society, examined a photograph of the map in 1976. He thought the map might be early 14th century, but could be a later copy. Some names, in his view inked over by a sixteenth-century scribe, he was able to identify as follows: Black Sea: Mauro Castro, Falconari, Fidonixi, Soldaia, Pagropolli; Asia Minor: Landramiti, Foia, Palatia and Satalia. Filed with it is a black and white photograph of the chart.

Note: The map had been used as the cover of an account of 37/38 Henry VIII.
Date: [? early 14th century]
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Dimensions: 33 cmx23 cm
Publication note: Maps and Plans in the Public Record Office: 4. Europe and Turkey, ed Geraldine Beech (London, 1998), entry 216.

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