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.
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.
Hereford Mappa Mundi detail. 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 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.