LUL MS.F.4.17: Portolan chart. Majorca, c.1530.
Physical description: On parchment (single skin). 102 x 640 mm.
Contents: Portolan chart of the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the coasts of western Europe and N.W. Africa.
Decoration: Extensive decoration with depictions of Kings and other rulers, animals, etc.
Provenance 1900-1900: Thomas Glazebrook Rylands (1818-1900) bequest (1900): Rylands catalogue, pages 16-17.
Published citations and unpublished notes:
1925: Brief description and reduced reproduction in The Studio (1925), v.89, pages 258-259.
1962: unpublished note by R.A. Skelton (1906-1970) "undoubtedly Majorcan, and probably by a member of the Oliva (Olives) or Prunes families." with further MS references.
2007: Cartography in the English Renaissance, edited by David Woodward: History of Cartography vol.3/1. Appendix 7.1 UKLi1---Anonymous (Catalan) chart [16th C] ref MS F 4 17 (page 254) by Corradino Astengo.