Psalter world mappa mundi, c.1260

Psalter world mappa mundi, c.1260

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Caption: Psalter illumination, c. 1260. Illuminated page from a Christian religious book known as a psalter. The illumination depicts Christ giving his blessing over a world map (also known in latin as a mappa mundi). Jerusalem is at centre middle. This book was thought to have been made in London.

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