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“World Map Drawn in a Fool’s Head.” ca. 1590. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

from La boite verte

Le calendrier du duc de Berry

This image is from an illuminated calendar from around 1410 called Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry. This specific illumination is for the month of April and depicts noble men and women with the Chateau de Dourdan in the background. The men wear large houppelands with dagged dalmation sleeves. The women wear fashionable high-waisted gowns with large dalmation sleeves as well as rolled hennins in various styles.

The Cosmological Map or Sawley Map from Imago mundi. Made in Durham, England, it shows an ovoid Earth, with its borders extending as far as Great Britain to the east and Constantinople to the west, with Jerusalem and Rome somewhere in the middle.12th century cartography.

Sea monsters (clockwise from top left) of a manuscript of the Geographia of Ptolemy of 1460, the Mercator map of Europe in 1572, ATLAS Monte in 1590 and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ortelius of 1570.

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