Maps & Charts

An exploration of maps and cartography. Their shapes, colours and the far away places they may reveal (or mask).
13th Century Psalter Map, circa 1260
This Mappa Mundi is show as a flat  circle, oriented with the East at the top (‘to orient’ something  literally means to make it face east). The upper part of the circle is  occupied by Asia, and the lower half divided into two quarters for  Europe and Africa. Jerusalem is in the centre of the  map, and the whole world is presided over at the top by Christ attended  by angels.
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13th Century Psalter Map, circa 1260

This Mappa Mundi is show as a flat circle, oriented with the East at the top (‘to orient’ something literally means to make it face east). The upper part of the circle is occupied by Asia, and the lower half divided into two quarters for Europe and Africa. Jerusalem is in the centre of the map, and the whole world is presided over at the top by Christ attended by angels.

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