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Tractatus Insularii Archipelagi

Manuscript atlases

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Collection Manuscript atlases, Charts and maps
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID P/20
Description Tractatus Insularii Archipelagi. 76 leaves; paper in a limp vellum binding. Cristoforo Buondelmonte was from a distinguished Florentine family, who travelled extensively in the Greek archipelago during his life. The volume is dedicated to Cardinal Giardano Orsini, evident from a rubricated acrostic from the beginning of each chapter. There is another copy of Buondelmonte's work at P/13, with both maps and text in a much neater hand.
Date made 1422

Artist/Maker Buondelmonte, Cristoforo
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials paper; limp vellum binding.
Measurements 17cm x 23.5cm
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