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Nautical chart of Mecià de Viladestes

1413.

Mecià de Viladestes was a great converted Jewish cartographer who belonged to the influential Majorcan Jewish community, protected by the kings of Aragon.

From the famous Majorcan School of Cartography.

Written in Catalan-Majorcan, it offers a very reliable representation of the seas and continents.

It stands out for the vastness of the space represented, its abundance of curious details and its truly extensive ornamentation with fine touches of gold.

Precious handwritten and illuminated portolan on high quality parchment, measuring 119 x 84 cm.

Accompanied by an important book of complementary studies and a precious preservation box.

Limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial certificate.