Portolan Chart Showing Outline of British Isles 78
Cartographer: Pastoret, Pilote
Medium: Pen and ink on paper
This is one of various representations of the British Isles by Pilote Pastoret, one of the members of the Dieppe School. They are presented with various degrees of inaccuracy. Unlike many chart makers, Pastoret has fabricated features of the coast line in an attempt to conceal his lack of knowledge. These fabrications mean that caution must be used when interpreting Pastoret’s work and that of other members of the Dieppe school.