The mouth of the Danube in the old portolans Cover Image

Устье Дуная на старинных портоланах
The mouth of the Danube in the old portolans

Author(s): Olena A. Radzihovska
Subject(s): History, Geography, Regional studies, Historical Geography, Middle Ages, Modern Age, 13th to 14th Centuries, 15th Century, 16th Century, 17th Century
Published by: Издательский дом Stratum, Университет «Высшая антропологическая школа»
Keywords: Portolan Charts; Lower Danube; Middle Ages; Historical Geography; toponimics

Summary/Abstract: The object of the study in the paper are some portolans, medieval maritime compass charts of the 14—17 centuries. The author emphasizes the need for comparison of their data with other sources. The importance of such a comparison lies in its potential for dating and locating historical and geographical realities of the Danube estuary and the adjacent territory. The analysis allows the author to make some suggestions about the number of medieval and modern toponyms.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 241-247
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Russian