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Hi!, I see you modificated one map, but Ceuta never was part of Morocco.
- Hi. Ceuta was most certainly a part of Morocco before it was taken by the Portuguese in 1415. And it was a Portuguese possession until 1660. So it ought to be included on a historical map of Portuguese possessions in Moroco - indeed, the other possessions make no sense without it, since Ceuta was always a crucial part in the Portuguese strategy in Morocco and all its dealings with the Moroccan state.
- No, Ceuta,Gibraltar and Algeciras was part of Marinid Empire, and this three cities also was part of Kingdom of Grenade. Are you say Gibraltar and Algeciras are part of Morocco???
Gibraltar and Algeciras belonged to the Emirate of Granada for the greater part of their history. They were never held by the Marinids for very long, flipping back to Granada rather quickly. e.g. Algeciras was only in Marinid hands in 1274-1293 (as Granadan lease, conditional on intervention, sovereign title of which was not ceded, as the quarrel between Abu Yusuf Yaqub and Muhammad II made evident) and 1308-1313 (as dowry). At any rate, regardless of sovereign title, as a geographical area, they were considered part of al-Andalus, not al-'Udwa. Finally, they were never conquered by the Portuguese, so not really relevant.
Acording to this map http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Conquetes_Saadiennes.PNG (made by Omar-Toons) and http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marruecos1500-1515.PNG (made by Louis Massignon in 1906). It`s good!!!!!... Are you talk about history or geography???
- Nice maps. Except those are a snapshot of a very brief time at best, with very speculative contours. Portuguese did not garrison anything in the interior. They did try to cultivate clients briefly in the 1510s (which I presume that is trying to imperfectly show), but that didn't last. That said, that map serves a different purpose than this one. The 1415-1769 map is used in many wiki pages as a quick guide to locations important to Portuguese expansionism in north Africa. Indeed, some of the locations depicted (Graciosa, Sao Joao da Mamora and Alcacer-Quibir) were never held by the Portuguese (they tried, but were defeated.) Finally, and most importantly, the inclusion of Ceuta is paramount. Portuguese adventures in Morocco begin with the capture of Ceuta in 1415 - the official start date of this map, Ceuta was the linchpin to Portuguese strategy, and holding/recovering Ceuta was the central item of Portuguese-Moroccan conflicts throughout the 15th C., as well as the basis of the Portuguese claims on the rest of Morocco in its dealings, bulls & treaties with the Pope and Castile. This map is being used in Wiki pages on the Conquest of Ceuta and Portuguese-Moroccan conflicts. So the inclusion of Ceuta is absolutely necessary. Excluding Ceuta makes this map useless, and I would have to go delete the map everywhere it appears in wikipedia. Walrasiad (talk) 17:42, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
- Ceuta, was not part of Morocco, read the original Treaty of Tordesillas, you can read "Reyno de Fez", not Morocco... and if you read some of "Republic of Sale",, are you sure, Morocco is the same??
"Reyno de Fez" is Morocco. The Marinid capital was Fez, not Marrakesh, so it was often referred to by foreign powers as that. Fez was also the Moroccan capital under the Idrisids, the Wattasids, etc. Are you now going to now go through all of Wikipedia and change all historical references about "Morocco" to "Fez"? Heck, even now its ruled from Rabat, so, by your logic, Morocco doesn't exist even today! (And "Kingdom of Fez" is not a name ever used by Moroccans themselves; the country didn't have a name; the only title of the Marinid ruler was the old Almoravid one of amir al-musilaimin, "Prince of the Muslims"). Yes, the Marinid state had administrative sub-divisions and lordships, with greater-or-lesser degrees of autonomy. In times of trouble and instability, local governors would often act on their own, regardless of what the Marinid ruler said. But that was true of every kingdom at the time. In 1415, Ceuta, Tangier and Asilah were part of a single vilayat, governed by the Marinid sub-lord Salah ibn Salah. Walrasiad (talk) 02:59, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
- P.S. - I've moved this discussion to file_talk:Portuguese possessions in Morocco 1415-1769.jpg so others can participate. Continue the discussion there.
Vector version of images
Hi, do you happen to have vector versions available for File:Homer_wind_rose.jpg and similar media? This would make it easier to modify the images if needed (an explanation is at Commons:Media_for_cleanup#PNG_or_JPEG_images_that_should_be_SVG). Thanks! --A3 nm (talk) 00:32, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Can you provied direct link to the map File:Eastern Mediterranean detail of portolan chart of Guillem Soler (c.1380, Paris).jpg. I tried to find it in Gallica but could not find it. Geagea (talk) 12:27, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
- Hi. That particular picture is not a direct link. I found it somewhere online (forget where). But it is an extract from a chart (B.1131, BNF) that is contained at Gallica File:Portolan chart of Guillem Soler (c.1380, Paris).jpg (there is a direct link there). Unfortunately, I uploaded that extract before I found a larger version of the whole original at Gallica. So I credited Gallica in the extract as well. I'll put in a derivative note. Walrasiad (talk) 17:16, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
- P.S. - If I am not mistaken, I believe you uploaded a lot of portolan chart extracts from particular authors under the general "Portolan chart" category. I have taken the liberty of removing some of them from the general category, and placing them in their own sub-categories (under the author's names, Vesconte Magggiolo, Battista Agnese, etc.), so as to leave the general "Portolan charts" category uncluttered, so it is easier to find singular or anonymous charts. If you plan to upload a lot of extracts from a particular chart, perhaps it is better to just give them a single category (e.g. author's name), and then place that folder as a whole as a sub-category of where you want it to be, rather than over-categorizing each extract. Walrasiad (talk) 17:16, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
Chears! ;). Yes that is more practice, I do not like something, is the organization for years, nothing can be contextualized.
For post-Columbian I have a question, many of them are a combination of Portolan technical and post-Ptolemaic projection (usually lead meridians and parallels), and I do not clear if this is Portolan maps or nautical charts. You have an opinion?
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