Archive for the tag 'Map'

Synopsis (from book cover):
The Hereford mappa mundi is the largest an most elaborate world map surviving from before teh fifteenth century.  Designed at Lincoln by one Richard of Holdingham, it was made for Hereford in about 1300 and Hereford has been its home ever since.
There has been much speculation as to the identity of the [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 9th 2014

…a medieval view of the world
Synopsis (from book cover):
How was it possible for such a large and fragile artifact to have survived intact from the Middle Ages to the present day?  The Hereford Mappa Mundi, moved in April 1996 from the Cathedral Crypt to a purpose built museum, is an unique document.  It provides us [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Jan 2nd 2014

12 Comments CherryPie on May 25th 2013