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Two new papers posted: Cartographic Miscellany from Extract from Documents on Jews and Converts from Majorca (XIV and XV Centuries), and Cartographic Miscellany from Forty Pieces on Majorcan Medieval Art.

posted Mar 14, 2012, 10:49 AM by Juan Ceva   [ updated Jun 23, 2012, 9:35 AM ]
Cartographic Miscellany from: "Extracts from Documents on Jews and Converts from Majorca (XIV and XV Centuries) by G. Llompart, English translation from "Documentos Sueltos sobre Judíos y Conversos de Mallorca (Siglos XIV y XV)", Fontes Rerum Balearium, Volume II (1978), Number 1, pp 1-19.  

This document contains the reference to a potential son of Cresques Abraham and brother of Jafudà Cresques, Estruc Cresques, "who makes mappaemundi". 

Cartography Miscellany from: Forty Pieces on Majorcan Medieval Art by Maria Barceló Crespí and Gabriel Llompart i Moragues, English translation from "Quaranta Dades D'Art Medieval Mallorquí", BSAL, 54 (1998), pp. 85-104. 

This document provides biographical remarks on a number of Majorca-based mapmakers: 

Lluís Bonora (Doc. 11); Gabriel Vallseca (Docs. 33-36), Pere Rosell (Doc. 22) and Bartomeu Olives (Doc. 19)

Signature of Gabriel Vallseca in his map of 1447 in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris.