Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 355 Portolano
Call numberMs. Codex 355
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 1580984
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageOccasional text in Italian (names of ports, notes, etc.)
- circa 1700
Portolan containing maps of Mediterranean ports. Not all maps are entered in the portolan. Most are executed in colors; several are unfinished and in various stages of completion.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (f. ii recto).
- Inscriptions on title page: "D. Rocco invento, per il Sig.r: Cap: Tore." and "R. Cornico pinxit." This last notation most likely indicates the artist who illustrated the title page; it is unclear whether the same artist was also responsible for the maps.
- Leaf laid in between f. 92-93 with text in French: "Mouillage du Golfe de la Sidra." Appears contemporary with the portolan or slightly later.
Extent151 leaves : 369 x 238 mm. bound to 378 x 250 mm
FoliationPaper, 151; [iii], 1-108, 110-123, [124-147], [i]; contemporary or near-contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto of some folios. Second unnumbered folio preceding f. 1 is the title page; the first map is on the recto of the folio immediately preceding f. 1.
BindingContemporary calf; gilded, stamped designs on spine. Cover shows signs of wear. Most of the leaves are stained at the outer edge, possibly due to water; this staining has damaged the illustration and text on some leaves.
Maps are executed in a variety of colors, mainly green. Title page is elaborately decorated with a mythical scene, mainly in charcoal and rose (f. ii recto).
- Accessioned, 1952.
- Aids to navigation--Early works to 1800
- Harbors--Maps--Early works to 1800
- Nautical charts
- Navigation charts
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, Italian--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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