The 1466 portolan chart covers the south shore of the Baltic in the north to most of the Red Sea in the south, the Black Sea on the east to the Antilia group of islands on the west.
The eastern edge has the holes that would have been used in attaching
it to a wooden roller; on the west, where the skin narrows with
the neck of the animal, there are slits for tying the map.
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The 1466 Roselli
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