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Nautical charts revealed… it is all about details

November 28, 2013

Juliette Bourdier, Medievalist

Bonjour à tous,

Merci de consulter les cartes et de m’expliquer la conception du monde telle que nous l’avons lue dans le Mundi.
La semaine prochaine, nous lirons Li Ere Brendan

Les cartes marines sur parchemin, Nautical charts on parchment

   Gallica is the digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF), open to the general public around the world. It serves as a digital encyclopedia and consists of printed materials and sound recordings. Gallica makes it possible to find sources that are rare, unusual, out-of-print, or difficult, if not impossible, to access. The BnF owns the largest world collection of ancient Nautical maps (more thn 500).

Recently, Gallica has opened an online exhibition of Nautical maps, you can find the exhibition, « L’âge d’or des cartes marines : quand l’Europe découvrait le monde ».

It includes the Carta Pisana, a map made at the end of the 13th…

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