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Does the Carte Pisane need to be redated?

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comprising an essay on about 100 pages and four other webpages, a 3,000-entry Excel toponymic listing and 20 tables and graphs


Mounted on the web 2 March 2015

The Essay Text

Portolan Charts Main Menu   |  Toponymy Menu

Numbers placed in front of a place-name, in the essay or in the tables, refer to the comprehensive
Excel spreadsheet of nearly 3,000 names between northern France and west Morocco
[NB. Regular, minor amendments are likely to be made to this listing]
For the yellow-headed, analytical numbered columns in particular please see the Explanatory Notes

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A detailed reassessment of the Carte Pisane:
A late and inferior copy, or the lone survivor from the portolan charts' formative period?

(An extended essay, supported by tables and an updated version of the comprehensive toponymic listing)

by Tony Campbell

Copyright © 2015-2017
 


Summary Conclusions to the Carte Pisane essay

ABSTRACT


 

Brief notes on the main documents discussed:

Liber de existencia riveriarum
Lo compasso de navegare
Carte Pisane
Cortona chart
Lucca chart
Riccardiana chart
Carignano map
Corbitis & Pinelli-Walckenaer atlases

 


SOME AREAS FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE RESEARCH INTO EARLY PORTOLAN CHARTS

 

Part 1. The Search for Dating Evidence

 

Toponymy I
(establishing the most appropriate date for the Carte Pisane)

INTRODUCTION