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      When, where and by whom were the first portolan charts constructed?

      How the first portolan charts were constructed: using navigational information provided by pilots or otherwise?

      How were portolan charts updated and evolved/improved over time?

      Why were the first portolan charts constructed: for navigational purposes or otherwise?

      How were portolan charts used to support navigation in the Mediterranean?

      How can modern analytical and modelling cartometric techniques be used to improve our knowledge about the origin and evolution of portolan charts?

      How can other modern analytical techniques, such as the analysis of manuscripts under special lighting, Carbon-14 and others, be used to improve our knowledge about the origin and evolution of portolan charts?

      How can our knowledge about paleomagnetism help to better understand how portolan charts were constructed and evolved over time?

      What is the current state of knowledge about the origin problem and how did such state of knowledge evolve over time?