Portolano



[pawr-tl-ah-noh, pohr-] /ˌpɔr tlˈɑ noʊ, ˌpoʊr-/

noun, plural portolanos, portolani
[pawr-tl-ah-nee, pohr-] /ˌpɔr tlˈɑ ni, ˌpoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a descriptive atlas of the Middle Ages, giving sailing directions and providing charts showing rhumb lines and the location of ports and various coastal features.

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