[ISHMap-List] Recovering the inscriptions on the Martellus map

Luis Robles luis.a.robles.macias at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 08:01:50 CEST 2014

I am excited about this project and look forward to the surprises it may reveal. I am also very glad that the images will be made available over the internet. 

If I may, I would like to make a request to those involved in the project. Could you please keep an eye open for traces of cartographic marks like scales, parallels or (who knows) meridians? They may have been drawn by different hands than the text, perhaps using different pigments, and so may have degraded differently over time. 


Luis Robles

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> El 15/09/2014, a las 23:32, Tony Campbell <tonycampbellockendon at gmail.com> escribió:
> 'Uncovering Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map That Guided Columbus' by Greg Miller for Map Lab.
> http://www.wired.com/2014/09/martellus-map/
> A brief report on the imaging project at the Beinecke Library, Yale University, led by Chet Van Duzer, to try to retrieve the faded inscriptions on the c.1491 Martellus world map.
> 'When the project is complete, probably sometime next year, the images will be available for scholars and the general public to examine on the website of theBeinecke Digital Library at Yale.'
> Tony Campbell
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