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Mappa Mundi

The Hereford World Map

By (author) P. D. A. Harvey
Format: Hardback
Publisher: British Library Publishing, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: The British Library Publishing Division
Published: 1st May 1996
Dimensions: w 219mm h 276mm
ISBN-10: 0712304401
ISBN-13: 9780712304405
Barcode No: 9780712304405
The Mappa Mundi, arguably the most famous of all medieval world maps, is now on display in Hereford Cathedral. This book was commissioned to mark the map's display in a newly-built museum, and the map is seen here in context with other detailed maps of the 12th to the 14th centuries; at that period these were a peculiarly English genre, on which recent discoveries have thrown new light. The map's origins are examined, as well as the sources for its geographical outlines, and for the wealth of information it provides. This account, intended for a general audience, is of one of the most revealing artefacts surviving from the 13th century. The book includes new photography of the map itself.

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