A Spanish Portolano, containing nine coloured maps embracing roughly the world, written in the second half of the 16th cent. in Spain
Comprises maps of India etc. (two); Africa; W. Indies, Mexico, and part of S. America (two); the North Pacific Ocean and its coasts; Western and Southern Europe with the N. coast of Africa; and the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. Some discoveries dated 1544 are on the 5th and 7th maps.
- Creation: written in the second half of the 16th cent. in Spain
Language of Materials
- Spanish; Castilian
MS. Douce 391
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21967
Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.
18 1/4 × 12 1/2 in.