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Portolan Chart Showing Outline of British Isles f. 79

Portolan Chart Showing Outline of British Isles f. 79

Cartographer: Pastoret, Pilote

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1562

Shelfmark: Egerton MS 1513

Item number: f. 79

Genre: Manuscript Map

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.

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