Fragment of a Map

Parchment. 2nd half of the 14th century (1380-1390), the Archive of the Republic of Slovenia
An iconographic representation of Vilnius city has been discovered in a detail of a Roadmap of Czech Republic, also called Mappa mundi. It is the earliest known iconographic source, dated 1380-1390. A detail of a map has been examined using non-destructive methods of analysis. Light brown inscriptions of the toponyms appear much more evident in the UV fluorescence image, and the IR photography reveals more details of the drawing. carried out paint analyses by means of the ATR-FTIR and XRF methods in situ the following pigments have been established: indigo, azurite, cinnabar, auripigment.