Saturday, May 26, 2007

maps in illuminated manuscript

The British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts has some beautiful maps illustrations.

from Christophoro Buondelmonti- Liber insularum archipelagi 1482

Ptolemaic maps added to the Geographia on inserted leaves Eastern Mediterranean; between 1425 and 1499:

John Hardyng Chronicle of Britian to Henry VI

1 comment:

Princess Haiku said...

These are beautiful finds, Moon darling. I have a new post on aesthetics and dance that I hope you get to read before it vanishes into archives.