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Pen-and-ink and watercolor on vellum by Joan Oliva, circa 1590

Fine art replica giclée print © 2021 by Allen Bjorkman

Portolan map of the Central Mediterranean Sea

  • Image Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches

    Matted Dimensions 14 3/4 x 19 1/2

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  • Portolan charts are nautical charts, first made in the 13th century in the Mediterranean basin and later expanded to include other regions, which have been noted for their high cartographic accuracy. The word portolan comes from the Italian portulano, meaning "related to ports or harbors", and which since at least the 17th century designates "a collection of sailing directions".

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