View Full Version : Portolan Map experts?

10-20-2009, 01:41 AM

Ive been studying portolan maps, and am looking for someone more expert than myself to speak to regarding their construction and use.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

please email me directly at


thanks much,


10-20-2009, 05:39 AM
Jon, I don't know how much research you have already done, but you might want to get hold of a book called 'The Sea Chart' by John Blake (ISBN: 0 85177 945 X). It has 3 pages given to Portolans.

Also try giving the International Cartographic Association a call. They may be very helpful.

Thirdly you might want to post your question up at the Carto Talk forums where they discuss real world mapping.