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Artist Isidore of Seville
  • T and O style mappa mundi (map of the known world) from the first printed version of Isidorus' Etymologiae (Kraus 13). The book was written in 623 and first printed in 1472 at Augsburg by one Günther Zainer (Guntherus Ziner), Isidor's sketch thus becoming the oldest printed map of the occident.
  • Note: T-O-maps are typically displayed "East-up", show Jerusalem at the centre and the paradise at the outmost East, balanced by the pillars of Hercules at the outmost West.
  • Title of Book: Etymologies
  • Author: Isidore, Saint, Bishop of Seville
  • Production: 12th century
  • Language: Latin

From The British Library; Record Number - c5933-06; Shelfmark - Royal 12 F. IV;

Page Folio Number - f.135v.
Date 12th century
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