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TITLE: The Catalan Atlas. DATE: AUTHOR: Abraham Cresques. DESCRIPTION: This ‘atlas’ was the work of a family of Catalonian Jewish chart. This page contains the translations into English the legends of the Catalan Atlas ( ) as they appear in the different panels of this work attributed to Cresques. En pocas ocasiones un Mapamundi anónimo y sin fecha se ha podido documentar tan ampliamente como el Atlas Catalán que guarda la Biblioteca Nacional.

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The town of Tadmekka in northern Mali is widely recognized as one of the first important trading places of the Islamic trans-Saharan trade. Public domain Public domain false false.

The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Reproduction of the original one that is located in the National Library of Paris. The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that ” faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain “. One of the most striking features of the Atlas, in contrast with later maps, is the almost total lack of borders and boundaries.

The labeling of Sicily, Majorca, and Aragon-Catalonia with senyeras ascribes an imaginary unity to the Aragonese domains in the Mediterranean that did not exist in reality. It has been noted that the Catalan Atlas behaves as a sort of encyclopaedic compilation of European knowledge of the world in the late th century derived from the travel writings of sailors and explorers such as Marco Polo.


Wavy blue vertical lines are used to symbolize oceans. Enter your log in email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password. Sea Charts of the Early Explorers: During the late th century, the Aragonese was in a temporary state of decline, and was ill-equipped to aid their Catalan brethren in the East who were facing the growing power of the Ottoman Empire. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details may not fully reflect the modified file.

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The most explicit and informative features on the Catalan Atlas that aatlas be indicative of the imperial preoccupations of the Aragonese in the late fourteenth century are the depictions of the atlsa and economic elements in the Mediterranean. Such elements as trade routes, strategic harbors, and political divisions, which are all depicted on the Atlas, were all primary considerations of the Catalans in the late fourteenth century. In this sense, it can be said that maps, especially those from early modern Europe, reflect imperial preoccupations but not always clearly.

Circa Yale, This is an account of atpas Hajj, which he undertook atpas his family in Featured pictures, list Commons: Catalan Atlas of Reproduction of the original which is located in the National Library in Paris. Abraham Cresques of Mallorca Mansa Musa. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto provides an excellent summary of the Catalan Atlas: Please enter your password Forgotten your password?

Most probably produced in the date that appears on the perpetual calendar shown here. The answer is not a simple one. Since their rise to power in the mid-thirteenth century, the Aragonese had pursued a policy of imperial maritime expansion, driven by religious fervor, strategic considerations, and, naturally, by economic interests.


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Moreover, despite the coherence in economic and strategic policy, each of the Catalan dominions, with the possible exception of Majorca, behaved as virtually independent kingdoms. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Following the conquest of Majorca inthe Catalans embarked on a remarkable venture of island conquests that did not subside until the early fourteenth century.