Portolan chart of the Mediterranean Sea ca. 1320-1350: manuscript chart of the Mediterranean and Black seas on vellum
Challenge Oppressive Forces and Inspire Critical Thinking with a Rare Portolan Chart
At Rebel Renaissance, we believe that cultural revolution starts with challenging the status quo and encouraging independent thought. Our collection of outlawed and alternative books, art, and prints aims to inspire creativity and rebellion against oppressive forces. We are excited to offer a rare portolan chart, likely drawn in Genoa between 1320 and 1350, that covers the Mediterranean Sea from the Balearic Islands to the Levantine coast and the western part of the Black Sea.
An Irreplaceable Piece of Cartographic History
This anonymous nautical chart in portolan style is a unique artifact that represents a significant step in cartographic history. It is the oldest original cartographic artifact in the Library of Congress and has been carefully preserved and mounted between sheets of transparent lucite. The sheet is cut into the shape of an irregular rectangle, and the green rhumb lines on the recto are also visible on the verso.
Explore the Mediterranean and Black Seas in Stunning Detail
The portolan chart offers a stunning view of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, depicting coasts, harbors, and landmarks in intricate detail. The chart includes a bar scale with unidentified divisions and is annotated in pen-and-ink (red/green/brown) on the verso. Although imperfect due to vertical fold lines at the center, the chart is an irreplaceable piece of history that is sure to captivate any history enthusiast.
Join the Rebel Renaissance Community
By purchasing this portolan chart, you are not only adding a unique piece to your collection, but you are also joining the Rebel Renaissance community. We strive to create a space for like-minded individuals who share a passion for cultural revolution and independent thought. Our mission is to empower our readers with the tools to make their voices heard, and this rare portolan chart is an excellent example of the type of artifact that can inspire critical thinking and creativity.
Get Your Hands on a Piece of History Today
Don't miss your chance to own a piece of cartographic history and join the Rebel Renaissance community. This rare portolan chart is available for purchase through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. It is a one-of-a-kind artifact that is sure to inspire critical thinking, creativity, and rebellion against oppressive forces. Order yours today!
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Paper is sourced from Japan
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