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Nautical Atlas of the World by Battista Agnese, circa 1540-1550

Series : Au coeur des cartes

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  00:04:37  2019  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

This beautifully designed portolan atlas made in Venice is generally ascribed to Battista Agnese and dated to the 1540s. It charts the entire world then explored by Europeans with Europe, Asia, Africa, and much of the Americas, as well as the routes of the great Portuguese and Spanish explorers. Battista Agnese's atlas is a celebration of the European explorations of the world as viewed from Venice.

A map kept at the French national library BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France), Manuscripts Department, Latin shelf mark number 18249.
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Director : FERLITA Céline (CLT, UPS CNRS, Villejuif)
Scientific referent : FERLITA CélineVAGNON Emmanuelle
Audiovisual processUtilisation d'animations et de cartes géographiques.
Commentaire en voix-off. Sons d'ambiance et musique.
NotesCarte conservée à la Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Manuscrits, cote Latin 18249

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BnF : Bibliothèque nationale de France
LAMOP : Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (INSHS)


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Geography ; History


Human geography ; History


Europe ; Asia ; Africa ; America ; Sea and ocean

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Item No.6864
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
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