Chart of the central Mediterranean by Giacomo Giroldi

Description

This portion of a mid-15th-century chart by the Venetian Giacomo Giroldi shows the Adriatic with parts of Italy. South is at the top. The coasts appear in great detail; a typical portolan chart of the Mediterranean would name over a thousand coastal settlements. The use of solid colour for offshore islands was a normal convention on these charts.

Full title:
Chart of the central Mediterranean by Giacomo Giroldi
Created:
mid-15th century
Format:
Map
Language:
Latin
Creator:
Giacomo Giroldi
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
British Library, Additional MS. 18665, chart 3

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