Found beneath the floor of an English cathedral, a large calfskin canvas featuring what appeared to be a map of the world. Once recovered and repaired, the map was found to date to 1285. Cities and towns are depicted on the medieval Mappa Mundi, more than 500 ink drawings illustrate biblical events, exotic plants and animals, wild and strange creatures from legends, and dipictions from classical myths. The remarkable artifact remains the largest medieval map still known to exist.

Found beneath the floor of an English cathedral, a large calfskin canvas featuring what appeared to be a map of the world. Once recovered and repaired, the map was found to date to 1285. Cities and towns are depicted on the medieval Mappa Mundi, more than 500 ink drawings illustrate biblical events, exotic plants and animals, wild and strange creatures from legends, and dipictions from classical myths. The remarkable artifact remains the largest medieval map still known to exist.

Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 / This is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. At Burns & Co., we create rare historical art produced from prints, photographs, manuscripts, ancient texts, & reliefs. Visit: https://www.pinterest.com/BurnsCoGallery/ or call (888) 266-9385.

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Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 / This is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. At Burns & Co., we create rare historical art produced from prints, photographs, manuscripts, ancient texts, & reliefs. Visit: https://www.pinterest.com/BurnsCoGallery/ or call (888) 266-9385.

Hereford Mappa Mundi - the largest intact Medieval wall map in the world and its ambition is breathtaking – to picture all of human knowledge in a single image. The work of a team of artists, the world it portrays is overflowing with life, featuring Classical and Biblical history, contemporary buildings and events, animals and plants from across the globe, and the infamous ‘monstrous races’ which were believed to inhabit the remotest corners of the Earth.

Hereford Mappa Mundi - the largest intact Medieval wall map in the world and its ambition is breathtaking – to picture all of human knowledge in a single image. The work of a team of artists, the world it portrays is overflowing with life, featuring Classical and Biblical history, contemporary buildings and events, animals and plants from across the globe, and the infamous ‘monstrous races’ which were believed to inhabit the remotest corners of the Earth.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art | Brain Pickings  Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265  Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III's bedchamber in Westminster Palace from the mid-1230s. The original colors are intact. Showing east at the top, it is a visual encyclopedia, embracing ancient history, politics, scripture and ethnography as well as geography.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art | Brain Pickings Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III's bedchamber in Westminster Palace from the mid-1230s. The original colors are intact. Showing east at the top, it is a visual encyclopedia, embracing ancient history, politics, scripture and ethnography as well as geography.

The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a mappa mundi, of a form deriving from the T and O pattern, dating to ca. 1300. It is currently on display in Hereford Cathedral in Hereford, England. It is the largest medieval map known to still exist.

The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a mappa mundi, of a form deriving from the T and O pattern, dating to ca. 1300. It is currently on display in Hereford Cathedral in Hereford, England. It is the largest medieval map known to still exist.

Mappa mundi [Latijn /ˈmapːa ˈmʊndiː/] is een algemene aanduiding voor…

Mappa mundi [Latijn /ˈmapːa ˈmʊndiː/] is een algemene aanduiding voor…

Mappa mundi Borgia or Tavola di Velletri    The map is oriented with south at the top.  Ms. Borg. lat. XVI - first half of the 15th century [c. 1430]  Rome BAV S-181 mappa mundi Borgia

Mappa mundi Borgia or Tavola di Velletri The map is oriented with south at the top. Ms. Borg. lat. XVI - first half of the 15th century [c. 1430] Rome BAV S-181 mappa mundi Borgia

13th Century map of the world  Things that Quicken the Heart: Circles - Mandalas - Radial Symmetry III

13th Century map of the world Things that Quicken the Heart: Circles - Mandalas - Radial Symmetry III

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Mappa Mundi from Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum (oriented with East at the top), circa 1320, British Library

Mappa Mundi from Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum (oriented with East at the top), circa 1320, British Library

5 x 7 8.5x11or 11 x 14  Pastel wereld kaart door poppyandpinecone

5 x 7 8.5x11or 11 x 14 Pastel wereld kaart door poppyandpinecone

The British Isles are shown on their side, with Scotland on the left and the South of England on the right.  Many cathedral cities can be identified as well as Snowdon and the castles of Carnarvon and Conway in Wales.  Hereford is shown as a small town.

The British Isles are shown on their side, with Scotland on the left and the South of England on the right. Many cathedral cities can be identified as well as Snowdon and the castles of Carnarvon and Conway in Wales. Hereford is shown as a small town.

The Hereford Mappa Mundi c.1300. The Hereford Mappa Mundi is unique in Britain's heritage; an outstanding treasure of the medieval world, it records how thirteenth-century scholars interpreted the world in spiritual as well as geographical terms.

The Hereford Mappa Mundi c.1300. The Hereford Mappa Mundi is unique in Britain's heritage; an outstanding treasure of the medieval world, it records how thirteenth-century scholars interpreted the world in spiritual as well as geographical terms.

Hereford Mappa Mundi

Hereford Mappa Mundi

Mappa Mundi [CD]

Mappa Mundi [CD]

Hereford Mappa Mundi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a mappa mundi, of a form deriving from the T and O pattern, dating from c. 1300. It is currently on display at Hereford Cathedral in Hereford, England. It is the largest medieval map known still to exist.

Hereford Mappa Mundi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a mappa mundi, of a form deriving from the T and O pattern, dating from c. 1300. It is currently on display at Hereford Cathedral in Hereford, England. It is the largest medieval map known still to exist.

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