Manuscript on 15 sheets of paper, joined together. The watermark on all sheets is the ‘tre lune’ or ‘luna crescente’. In pen and ink and watercolours (red, green, blue, black, yellow). Names of towns in red ink in Ottoman Turkish. Town plans in black. Important places highlighted in gold, e.g. the Nile, Istanbul, and other locations that may signify of good harbours; Mt. Aetna is shown errupting. Shallows are marked with dots. A special feature of this chart are the mounted manuscript labels in Italian that mark major geographical and topographical sites.
[Ottoman manuscript chart of the Mediterranean]