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Map of the Atlantic Ocean by Pierre de Vaulx - 1613

Au coeur des cartes

Titre Série

Au coeur des cartes

Numéro de notice

6871

Durée

00:04:12

Année de production

2019

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Couleur
Sonore

Réalisateur(s)

FERLITA Céline

Résumé

First of all, this map shows the extent of the knowledge Norman cartographers had gained about America, especially in Acadia and Brazil. A juxtaposition of French and Spanish coats of arms seems to express a joint domination over the fabulous riches of the New Worlds. This portolan is less a navigational tool than a political document.

A map kept at the French national library BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France), Maps and Plans Department, shelf mark number GE SH ARCH-6
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https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b5906245s

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