Florence – Palazzo Vecchio (Hall of Geographical Maps – Cornwall)

This is a photo of the sixteenth century UK map of Cornwall in the Hall of Geographical Maps.

Not the clearest of photos, my camera zoom struggled a little when taking these images. Anyway, there are some geographical errors in the coastline of Cornwall, but it’s near enough there. Tintagel and Padstow are visible on the northern tip of the county, up to Bideford a little further north. Okehampton and Launceston are in the centre of the map, with St. Germans on the southern coast. Further to the west, there’s Bodmin and St. Columb, with Truro below them. I can’t make out some of the other locations, primarily as the photograph quality isn’t perfect, but again, it’s an interesting overview of what an Italian thought was here many centuries ago.