Manuscript Monday: LJS 28 – Portolan atlas

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 28, Portolan atlas, by Battista Agnes. This atlas was created in Venice, between 1535 and 1538, in Italian, and it includes seven double-page navigational maps marked with place names and rhumb-lines.

See the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand.


1 Comment

  1. It’s quite interesting how the Azores Archipelago, with its very important ports in the Atlantic sailing, is still missing. Angra was already a Diocese since 1534.
    all best,

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