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Charts and maps

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Collection Charts and maps, Loose maps and charts: general collection
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID G201:1/51
Description Single sheet. Coloured manuscript drawn on vellum, housed in a modern blue half morocco slip case. The prime meridian runs through Ferro and north is at the top of the map. There is a latitude scale. Flags proclaim European territorial possession, ships decorate the sea and the highly illuminated border shows eight winds. This chart and G201:1/52 are from the same original and on the same scale. This chart provides a French perspective on European expansion, with the North Atlantic labelled 'Mer de France' and great prominence given to Nouvelle France in North America.
Date made 1567

Artist/Maker Desliens, Nicolas
Place made Dieppe
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials Vellum
Measurements 28 x 46 cm
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