fol 86v: South toward West: stage 1 The Sahel

Please note that the folio is referred to in this article by the original foliation published on Yale University's bibliotecapleyades site.  The Beinecke Library site now gives the same diagram a folation as “folio 85v and 86r” (Image scan 1006231) - note added 24/02/2016. ------------------------------------- This section is affected by the fold.  A new scan …

Fol 86v East roundel: Lotus and Paeony

[150 words... or 2300 words - your choice] PLEASE NOTE: The folio is referred to in this article by the original foliation published on Yale University's bibliotecapleyades site.  The Beinecke Library site now gives the same diagram the foliation  “folio 85v and 86r” (Image scan 1006231) - note added 24/02/2016. --------------------------- The East roundel offers …

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[2500 words] While my research finally led to certain conclusions, it was never begun, nor driven, by a desire to prove one or another point of view. That statement will scarcely surprise those who patiently followed the winding ways of the research. Finding the antecedents for the more complex figures in the manuscript was not …

fol 86v Ways to the east: the desert road

[1700 words] PLEASE NOTE: The folio is referred to in this article by the original foliation published on Yale University's bibliotecapleyades site.  The Beinecke Library site now gives the same diagram the foliation  “folio 85v and 86r” (Image scan 1006231) - note added 24/02/2016 __________________________ I must apologise if the following post reads like a …

fol.86v Ways to the east: the river roads – Revised post

"... the fourth river, by name EUPHRATES..." PLEASE NOTE: The folio is referred to in this article by the original foliation published on Yale University's bibliotecapleyades site.  The Beinecke Library site now gives the same diagram the foliation  “folio 85v and 86r” (Image scan 1006231) - note added 24/02/2016 ______________ [1370 words] From the north …

More on Trebizond

There is much in the manuscript which suggests that the persons for whom it was originally collated had catered to the highest level of luxury-trade. There are  indications in the botanical section that they (the group or clan by whom that section was first used) paid particular attention to major religious feasts - regardless of …

fol.86v: of Portolan charts and Trabizond

PLEASE NOTE: The folio is referred to in this article by the original foliation published on Yale University's bibliotecapleyades site.  The Beinecke Library site now gives the same diagram the foliation  “folio 85v and 86r” (Image scan 1006231) - note added 24/02/2016 ________________- [14oo words] I should begin by pointing out that a medieval map …

fol 86v The inset ‘minimap’ Pt2: the Egyptian shore

Added note - Note - I have concluded that the 'castle' is certainly meant for Constantinople/Galata, the swallowtails an ornamental detail, indicating the period when Constantinople was ruled by an Emperor of Latin birth.   I believe that some earlier researcher may also have identified the 'castle' as Constantinople and if any reader is able to …