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Nautical word map by Nicolas Caverio, 1506

Au coeur des cartes

Titre Série

Au coeur des cartes

Numéro de notice

6868

Durée

00:05:23

Année de production

2019

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Sonore

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FERLITA Céline

Résumé

This map was drawn up by the Genoese Nicolas Caverio circa 1505 and shows all the Portuguese ports of call along the route to the Indies. It provided one of the oldest mappings of the east coast of Africa. The Indian Ocean which had been explored as early as 1498 by Vasco de Gama was gradually taking its modern form. This famous portolan is also a record of European explorations in Central America and Brazil at the turn of the 16th century.

A map kept at the French national library BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France), Maps and Plans Department, shelf mark number GE SH ARCH-1
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https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b550070757

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