Definition of Portolans

1. Noun. (plural of portolan) ¹



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Definition of Portolans

1. portolan [n] - See also: portolan

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portolans

portmantle
portmantles
portmantua
portmantuas
portmen
portmote
portmotes
portobello
portobellos
portogram
portography
portoir
portoise
portoises
portolan
portolans (current term)
portous
portouses
portrait
portrait camera
portrait lens
portrait painter
portraited
portraiting
portraitist
portraitists
portraitlike
portraits
portraiture

Literary usage of Portolans

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1890)
"... and could not have been ascertained by the study of other ancient authors, and were also unknown to the draughtsmen of the charts, portolans, or maps ot ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1898)
"... after such an (historical) order has been followed to sheet xxxii., An 1596, do we then have, after a series of World-maps and Mediterranean portolans, ..."

3. The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea by Gomes Eanes de Zurara, Charles Raymond Beazley (1899)
"a Portolano, unsigned, in the Bibliotheca Ambrosiana at Florence, which is perhaps his work. Passing by the (for our purposes) less important portolans of ..."

4. Second Series of Bibliographical Collections and Notes on Early English by William Carew Hazlitt (1882)
"One of the portolans is by Abraham Kendal, the master of Dudley's flag-ship, when the latter (just before Raleigh made bis similar attempt) fitted out an ..."

5. A General Catalogue of Books Offered to the Public at the Affixed Prices by by Bernard Quaritch (Firm) (1886)
"One of the portolans is by Abraham Kendal. the master of Dudley's flag-ship, when the latter (just before Haleigh made his similar attempt) fitted out an ..."

6. A Directory of American Museums of Art, History, and Science by Paul Marshall Rea, American Association of Museums (1910)
"... drawings by Vierge illustrative of Don Quijote; copies of Velazquez; ecclesiastical embroideries; ancient maps; portolans; prints and facsimilies. ..."

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