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Miller Atlas

Arab dhow? (feuille 2, envers)     
     Portuguese caravel? (feuille 2, envers)

Chinese? (feuille 2, endroit)

From the Miller Atlas ca. 1519, Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, DD640 et al. Origins unsure, certainly drawn for noble patronage, it could have been for Manoel the Fortunate of Portugal or for Francis Premier of France. Found in France, late C19th, 4 vellum leaves. Drawn immediately after the first Portuguese expeditions (Vasco da Gama, Cabral, Juan Coelho and Albuquerque (1489 - 1515)

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