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The Hereford Mappa Mundi was drawn by "Richard of Haldingham or Lafford"  c.1300. "Superimposed on to the continents are drawings of the history of humankind and the marvels of the natural world. These 500 or so drawings include images of around 420 cities and towns, 15 Biblical events, 33 plants, animals, birds and strange creatures, 32 images of the peoples of the world and 8 pictures from classical mythology.

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,.

Hereford-Karte - Hereford Mappa Mundi - Wikipedia

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.

Ancient World Maps: 14th century

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.

Mappa mundi Vatican Library Ms. Borg. lat. XVI (about 1430), also known as "Tavola di Velletri

Mappa mundi Vatican Library Ms. Borg. lat. XVI (about 1430), also known as "Tavola di Velletri

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

World map 14th Century.  Description: World map from the English chronicler and Benedictine monk Ranulf Higdon, published in the late 14th century.

World map from the English chronicler and Benedictine monk Ranulf Higden, published in the late century.

Korean World Map mid 18th century

Traditional Korean Map (or “Chonhado”) from Chonha Chido (Map of the World). Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress

explore-blog:  The first Japanese printed map to depict the world, including Europe and America, from a Buddhist cosmographical perspective, 1710. Also see Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art.   Look, B! Look at this!

This is the first Japanese printed map to depict the world, including Europe and America, from a Buddhist cosmographical perspective. Printed by woodblock in 1710 (Hoei this map was composed by the Buddhist monk Rokashi Hotan.

Not much is known about how Renaissance cartographer Martin Waldseemller created his 1516 "Carta marina" world map, possibly the most up-to-date conception of the world at the time.

Cartographer Martin Waldseemüller based his Carta marina on modern nautical sources.

Original, beautifully detailed and coloured antique map of Europe, printed in 1878. This map comes from a geographic atlas published in 1878 by Charles Bouret in Paris and Mexico. The author of the engraving is E. Morieu. Text in Spanish. Size: aprox. 13 x 9.75 plus a margin of 0.75 Perfect to frame and hang on the wall. Sent to you in a flat envelope protected with a cello sleeve and cardboard. CONDITION: This is an original map. The paper is 130 years old and it shows its age...

1878 Antique Map of Europe

Original, beautifully detailed and coloured antique map of Europe, printed in 1878. This map comes from a geographic atlas published in 1878 by Charles Bouret in Paris and Mexico. The author of the engraving is E. Morieu. Text in Spanish. Size: aprox. 13 x 9.75 plus a margin of 0.75 Perfect to frame and hang on the wall. Sent to you in a flat envelope protected with a cello sleeve and cardboard. CONDITION: This is an original map. The paper is 130 years old and it shows its age...

The Hereford Mappa Mundi - Noah’s Ark

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Finally, something that made it into the story: the maps of Abraham Ortelius.  Aodh's seduction of Katarina was a full-on assault: he meant to have her, and he aimed ruthlessly for all the hidden parts of her that he saw so well, including her adventurous spirit & her curiosity.  His wedding gift to her: a copy of Ortelius's map of the world.  :sigh:

This map is a part of an atlas known as the Queen Mary Atlas. Queen Mary commissioned the atlas in 1558 from the Portuguese mapmaker Diego Homen. Mary died before the atlas was finished, and after her death, the atlas was presented to Queen Elizabeth I.

Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator was born on the 5 March 1512. Here is a map of the British Isles from Mercator’s Atlas of Europe. This atlas is the most important surviving body of Mercator's work in a single volume. >>> Such a pity that Mercator is best known only for his map projection, and not for the fact that he was arguably the single most important cartographer of the 16th century. But I guess that's fame for you.

map of the British Isles from Mercator’s Atlas of Europe. Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator was born on the 5 March This atlas is the most important surviving body of Mercator's work in a single volume.

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

artemisdreaming: “ Mappa Mundi from Marino Sanuto’s Liber secretorum (oriented with East at the top), circa British Library Pietro Vesconte See High-res . From Wiki: ”Pietro Vesconte (fl. was a Genoese cartographer and geographer.

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