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Significant post-publication

additions & corrections

to the

Portolan Chart pages


All textual alterations of any substance, since publication on 7 March 2011, are signalled as such by a note between { }
This page lists those that might be considered to have more significance

Planned for later:


2016


2015
    An extended essay on the dating of the Carte Pisane, concluding in favour of a date of c.1290 and reassessing what the Carte Pisane can tell us about the early stages of portolan chart development, and supported by a range of tables, was added on 2 March 2015:

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


2013

  • Revisions to the A complete chronological listing of portolan charts assigned to the period pre-1501 (with its six pre-sorted sequences accessible via the tabs at the bottom) [October 2013]
  • Corrections and additions to the portolan chart pages, with an update note beside those of any significance [October 2013]
  • A note on a previously unknown 15th-century chart fragment, featuring the Caspian Sea. This was described for a Sotheby's auction but withdrawn before sale [October 2013]


2012


2011

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