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The Emerald Isle - the earliest known individual depiction of the island of Ireland, 1468. Part of the Benincasa portolan atlas to be sold at Christie’s NY on 14 June. #emeraldisle #ireland #irelandmap #irelandtravel #irelandheritage #irelandhistory #irelandhistorybook #portolan #irelandatlanticcoast #irelandisland #cartography #map #raremap #raremaps #atlas #christiesbooks #christiesnewyork #irelandshipping #maritime

Pre-Columbus discoveries: a remarkable portolan atlas of 1468 recording the push for a sea route to the Indies. To be sold at Christie’s New York on 14 June. #portolan #portolano #portuguese #maps #cartography #precolumbian #discoveries #maritime #maritimemap #capeverdeislands #sierreleone #sailingmap #atlas

It’s a #sextantwines kind of night. This 2015 #portolan is hitting the spot. @acanez03 #lifeofcanez

Is Portolan one of your favorite True North Ales brews?? If so, you need to stop in for a visit, enjoy a pour and get your growler filled this week! The last 1/2 barrel is on tap and almost gone!

Open: Wednesday and Thursday 4-10 pm! Don't wait until the weekend! Plan ahead for Father's Day too!

#truenorthales #drinklocal #craftbeer #takeaway #beerme #ipswichma #northshorema #taproomtakeaway #growlers #ryeporter #portolan

Happy #mapmonstermonday brought to you courtesy of @themaphouse who very kindly took time to show me this exquisite atlas at The London Map Fair yesterday. These wonderful beasts are part of The Cadamosto Portolan Atlas, an incredibly rare book of 7 vellum maps made in 1597. What my phone photos haven't captured is the beautiful surface quality of the vellum, and the tiniest of dots and crosses just off the coastlines. The level of fine draughtsmanship gave me goosebumps. And the beasts, well they made me smile, particularly the elephant. I love the idea that the cartographer is portraying creatures from descriptions... ' so it's got a long nose like this..?' ... 'No, longer'...'longer?"...'yes, longer. And it flares out at the end like a trumpet horn'.... #Portolan
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#rareworks
#cartography #masterpiece

Грб Краљевине Србије из 1882. године, кога је по упутствима Стојана Новаковића нацртао аустријски хералдичар Ернст Крал (Ernst Krahl).
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Закон о грбу из 1882. године:
„Грб краљевине Србије је двоглави бели орао на црвеном штиту с круном краљевском. Врх обе главе двоглавог орла стоји круна краљевска, а испод сваке канџе по један кринов цвет. На прсима му је грб кнежевине Србије: бео крст на црвеном штиту са по једним огњилом на сваком углу крста. Грб је огрнут пурпурним хермелиновим плаштом коме се на врху налази краљевска круна”.
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#грбСрбије #coatofarms #coatofarmsSerbia #grbSrbije #грбословље #заставословље #вексилологија #veksilologija #vexillology #штитословље #хералдика #heraldry #εραλδική #геральдика #héraldique #heraldika #portolan #портулан #portulan #portolan #КраљевинаСрбија #KingdomSerbia #Сербия #KraljevinaSrbija #Сърбия #Serbiska

Mediterranean Sea Region, by Paoplo Forlani, 1569

This portolan chart by the prominent Italian cartographer and engraver Paolo Forlani is the first sea chart engraved and printed on copperplate. Forlani was born in Verona but flourished in Venice in 1560–74. Most of his maps appeared under the imprint of other publishers, including Giovanni Francesco Camocio, Ferrando Bertelli, and Bolognini Zaltieri in Venice and Claudio Duchetti in Rome―members of the Lafreri school of cartography, some of whose printing plates were still used well into the 17th century. Nominally a map of the Mediterranean Sea region, the map extends as far west as Ireland and north to much of Russia and the Black Sea (labeled as Mare Maggiore).

The word portolan derives from portolano, meaning “related to ports or harbors.” Portolan charts were often simple coastal outlines used in navigation with few, if any, inland features shown. The straight lines crisscrossing the chart represent the 32 directions, or headings, of the mariner’s compass from a given point. Coastal place-names are written on the land side of the coastline so as not to obscure possible maritime dangers. Areas of political control are indicated by different colors along the coastline and in some cases by shading of the interior.

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#map #maps #cartography #geography #topography #oldmap #mediterranean #italy #italian #medieval #europe #european #verona #venice #rome #engraving #sea #mediterraneansea #print #oldmaps #navigation #lines #portolan #compass #coastline #coast #maritime #antique

So much fun! Yesterday my canvas from #brooklynartlibrary arrived with the word #portolan for inspiration. I cruised through instagram yesterday and feel already inspired - by all the new english vocabulary I've learned. 😊
#canvasprompt #thecanvasproject #inspiration #art #artisfun @thesketchbookproject

Talk about a game of thrones...Miniature portraits of rulers appear like pieces on a chess board in this portolan chart created around 1550. [Ayer ms map 12] #maps #cartography #portolan #gameofthrones

One of the most extraordinary advances in exploration occurred in the 13th century with the mysterious birth of the Portolan chart. Unlike earlier maps such as the medieval mappa mundi, which held religious significance and were schematic in design, the Portolan chart allowed sailors to accurately devise new navigational routes for the first time in history. A rare and unusually extensive 17th century example by a member of the distinguished family of cartographers, Placidus Caloiro et Oliva, stretches from Ireland to the Red Sea and is elaborately embellished with compass roses, emblematic cities dotted along coastlines, flags, palm trees, a lion and a camel with rider. Find out more in News & Stories at Chiswickauctions.co.uk. Link in bio.

The chart is offered in the forthcoming auction of The Warrens Library & A Fine Collection of Historical Maps & Atlases on the 28th March.

#portolan #portolanchart #map #maps #seachart #17thcentury #Mediterranean #AgeofDiscovery #navigation #history #exploration #geography #cartography #manuscript #vellum #watercolour

Beer pairing dinner at @westrowcafeandbar In #Newburyport. Pictured here is our #portolan matched with a delicious Mexican chocolate pot de creme. Amazing! Do you enjoy rye porters? If not, try pairing with a desert ASAP! #ipswichma #truenorthales #drinklocalbeer #newburyportma #beerpairing #

Portolan maps were used to great success in the 15th - 16th centuries for their notable accuracy. So accurate were these maps that many were held to be state secrets. #inteligenza #ninja #flatearth #map #maps #anonymous #portolan

Уставъ Княжества Сербїе
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Грбъ Сербіє.
Грб Сербије
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4.) Грбъ народный Србскій представля Крстъ на црвеномъ полю, а међу краковима Крста по єдно огньило, окренуто къ Крсту.
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(Грб народниj Србскиj представља Крст на црвеном пољу, а међу краковима Крста по једно огњило окренуто к крсту.)
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Савъ Грбъ опасанъ є зеленымъ вѣнцемъ съ десне стране одъ растова, а са леве одъ маслинова листа.
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(Сав Грб опасан је зеленим вјенцем с десне стране от растова, а са леве от маслинова листа.)
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#Сретење #ДандржавностиСрбије #грбословље #заставословље #вексилологија #veksilologija #vexillology #штитословље #хералдика #heraldry #εραλδική #геральдика #héraldique #heraldika #portolan #портулан #portulan #portolan #Србија #Serbia #Сербия #Srbija #Сърбия #Serbiska

A poster, a song-book, maps and various other items I designed for a summer camp in 2013. The name "Do hlubin Nového světa" means "Into the depths of the New World" and its main theme was seafaring and the Age of Discovery.

I've been a member of this association which organizes annual summer camps for many years. Since I have my own child I am not as active there as I used to be, but for several years I was intensely involved especially in creative preparations, making various designs such as these, as well as websites, each year based on the different setting of the summer camp, from high fantasy to musketeers and western. :-) #map #nautical #nauticalchart #nauticalmap #navalchart #portolan #portolano #posterdesign #seafaring #ageofdiscovery #explorer #songbook #graphicdesign #drawing #campamento99

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