Psalter World Map, c.1265
Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III's bedchamber in Westminster Palace from the mid-1230s. The original colours are intact. Showing east at the top, it is a visual encyclopedia, embracing ancient history, politics, scripture and ethnography as well as geography.
Psalter World Map : Westminster, c.1265
Manuscript on vellum : BL Add. MS 28681