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Map of the Atlantic Ocean by Pierre de Vaulx - 1613

Series : Au coeur des cartes

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  00:04:12  2019  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

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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Director : FERLITA Céline (CLT, UPS CNRS, Villejuif)
Animation : LHUILLERY Esther
Scientific referent : VAGNON EmmanuelleFERLITA Céline
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 Cartes et plans, cote GE SH ARCH-6

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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


Colonialisation ; Document

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Item No.6871
PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
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