Journeying Abraham Cresques’ mappa mundi: the medieval map at its best (and highest detail)

While preparing a seminar on late-medieval West-East cultural exchange, I came across the Catalan mappa mundi, this astonishing cartographic achievement of the 14th century attributed to Abraham Cresques, a Jewish cartographer from Palma de Majorca. Below are some extracts from this incredibly high detail composition - extracts which are relevant to me, first of all,... Continue Reading →

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