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Petrus Vesconte






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Petrus Vesconte was a leading Italian cartographer who created one of the oldest Portolan Charts. This chart was made by him in the year 1311, which consists of rhumb lines, names of places and boundaries. These rhumb lines are the lines of constant bearing. He hailed from the city of Genoa.

Petrus Vesconte, the cartographer is known for his great endeavors in the field of cartography. He also created world maps that became quite famous. In the year 1320, Vesconte produced the medieval maps of Palestine.
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