Mappa Mundi, 1457, Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Portolano 1

The Mappa Mundi 1457, also known as Portolano 1, is a beautiful and very famous example of cartographic document. Coming from the de’ Medici’s collections in the Bibliotheca Palatina, this oval-shaped map embodies one of the most significant representations of cartography from the 15th century. The work is dated back to the second half of the 15th century, specifically 1457.