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Translations of the legends of the Catalan Atlas (1375) Underway

posted Mar 17, 2014, 5:41 PM by Juan Ceva   [ updated Apr 11, 2014, 5:18 PM ]
Due to a number of requests, I have started to translate into English the legends of the Catalan Atlas (1375) as they appear in the different panels of this work attributed to Cresques Abraham. The translations are based on Diáfora's facsimile of the Catalan Atlas (El Atlas Catalán de Cresques Abraham, Diáfora, 1975). This facsimile has the legends transcribed to Catalan and also translated into Spanish. I consulted both the Catalan and the Spanish to come up with my English translations. The accompanying images of the legends I have added are extracted from a German facsimile of the Atlas (Der katalanische Weltatlas : vom Jahre 1375 : nach d. in d. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, verwahrten Orig. farb. wiedergegeben / mit e. Einf. u. Übers. von Hans-Christian Freiesleben, 1977).