Port and Nautical Maps
14th to 18th centuries
Restored in 2001–2002 by Young Friends of Save Venice Inc., Boston Chapter
The Correr Museum maintains a collection of forty-six rare nautical maps dating from the fourteenth through the eighteenth century; thirteen of these have been restored by Save Venice. The collection includes port maps, portolani, which are accompanied by written descriptions of coastal areas. These hand-drawn nautical papers offer a sense of the seas as they appeared to Venetian navigators. In addition to restoring the maps, Save Venice purchased custom-made boxes for each map, and a large storage unit was constructed to properly conserve these rich testimonials of Venice’s maritime history.
Director: Camillo Tonini, Correr Museum
Restorer: Karmen Corak Rinesei
UNESCO Program-Association of International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice