Museoteca - Portuguese portolan, Teixeira, Domingos
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Titre: Portuguese portolan
Artiste: Teixeira, Domingos

The eastern part of a portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean, made in Portugal by Domingos Teixeira around 1570. Beautifully hand drawn on parchment, it shows the coasts of Europe and western Africa with remarkable accuracy, with beautiful decorations including flags, comapss roses and a palace surrounded by palm trees in west Africa. [NB will the image be just this section as shown here? The full chart covers the Caribbean and parts of the Americas as well]

[A portolan chart of the Atlantic Ocean], by Domingos Teixeira, ca 1570. MS K1 (110)

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