Tournai map of Asia

Description

This map of Asia may have accompanied works of Jerome as early as the fourth or fifth century, but this twelfth-century copy is the only surviving example. East is at the top; at the bottom of the map are the Black Sea (left), Greece and the Aegean (centre) and the eastern Mediterranean (right). Damascus is shown (right centre) but Jerusalem and most of Palestine are beyond the right-hand edge of the map. The rows of semi-circles are mountains; many rivers are shown as though they are flowing out of conduits.

Full title:
Tournai map of Asia
Created:
12th century
Format:
Map
Language:
Latin
Usage terms

Public Domain in most countries other than the UK.

Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
British Library, Additional MS. 10049, f.64

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