Collection: Nicholas Comberford portolan chart

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Nicholas Comberford portolan chart

Mss 657940
Identifier: Mss 657940


Portolan chart of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea made by Nicholas Comberford dwelling neare to the west end of the school house and the Sign of the Platt in Radcliffe

Relief shown by soundings. Statement of responsibility on second panel. "This scale containeth one hondreth English leagues after twentie to a degree"

Rhumb lines in red, green and black radiating from 3 compass roses and from 16 auxiliary points.

Includes 4 lists of names or ports and island of various regions. Signed on wooden surface of first panel "Capt. John Smyth." Photographic negative and one positive photoprint of the map filed with it.


  • 1657


Language of Materials

In English.

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.5 linear ft. : 1 map, vellum, 612 x 1120 mm, mounted on four oaken panels 63 x 29 cm, hinged together and folded. (Scale circa 1:3, 350,000) ; 63 x 29 cm


Capt. John Smyth (The Captain John Smith of the Virginia Expedition of 1606-1697 died in 1631), Maps, Sign of the Platt, Mediterranean Sea

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