The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a mappa mundi, of a form deriving from the T and O pattern, dating to ca. 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 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,.
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
Mappa mundi in La fleur des histories Paris, Bibliotheque nationale de France. Mappae mundi were never meant to be used as navigational charts. Rather, mappae mundi were schematic and were meant to illustrate different principles.
The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a mappa mundi, of a form deriving from the T and O pattern, dating from c. It is currently on display at Hereford Cathedral in Hereford, England. It is the largest medieval map known still to exist.
: : map : : Liber Floridus - Europe map These images come from the fabled manuscript, 'Liber Floridus' (Book of Flowers), a Medieval encyclopædia produced some 900 years ago by Lambert, Canon of St Omer, in the NE France/Flanders/Belgium region
The Hereford Mappa Mundi detail, showing the circular image of Jerusalem (towards the top left) with the Mediterranean Sea below. Some of the fabulous beasts and monstrous races can be seen on the right.
The Hereford Mappa Mundi 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.