Tractatus Insularii Archipelagi

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.

Object Details

ID: P/20
Collection: Charts and maps
Type: manuscript
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Buondelmonte, Cristoforo
Date made: 1422-01-01 - ?; 1422
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 17cm x 23.5cm
Parts: Atlases, Maps And Plans (manuscript)
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