BMC 64--Almond-shaped Mappa Mundi by Ranulf Higden circa 1350
An example of Higden’s mandorla (almond-shaped) mappa mundi, or medieval map of the world and is oriented with East at the top. It uses place names to show relative positions and locations and virtually no attempt to draw the actual landmasses or bodies of water. Original map in the collections of the British Library, Royal MS. 14 C.xii, fol. 9v.
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