Mappa mundi


Mappa mundi
Lit. 'map of the world'. Maps of this period showed the world within a circle (the perfect form) with Jerusalem at its centre. In addition, there was a surrounding text and imagery depicting e.g. Christ as judge, which linked the worldly realm of history and people with the Last Judgement. Such maps did not simply offer a depiction of the physical world; rather they were attempts to display a moral universe in which man, his world and the creator were shown within the circle of being. The greatest surviving mappa mundi is to be found at Hereford Cathedral. -

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  • Mappa mundi — The Hereford Mappa Mundi, about 1300, Hereford Cathedral, England. Mappa mundi (Latin [ˈmappa ˈmʊndiː]; plural = mappae mundi) is a general term used to describe medieval European maps of the world. These maps range in size and complexity from… …   Wikipedia

  • mappa mundi — Hereford Karte, ca. 1300 Eine mappa mundi (lat., Mehrzahl: mappae mundi) ist eine mittelalterliche Weltkarte in der Tradition europäischer Kartografie. Aufgrund der früheren Ptolemäischen Tradition gibt es teilweise Bezüge zu den islamischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mappa Mundi — Hereford Karte, ca. 1300 Eine mappa mundi (lat., Mehrzahl: mappae mundi) ist eine mittelalterliche Weltkarte in der Tradition europäischer Kartographie. Aufgrund der früheren Ptolemäischen Tradition gibt es teilweise Bezüge zu den islamischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mappa mundi — Средневековый мир на Лондонской Псалтыри. Mappa mundi (лат. «карта мира»)  общее название географических карт европейского …   Википедия

  • Mappa Mundi — a map of the world painted in the late 13th century and kept in Hereford Cathedral, England. It has a circular shape, with Jerusalem at the centre and the known continents of Europe, Africa and Asia placed around it. * * * …   Universalium

  • Mappa Mundi — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hereford Mappa Mundi — The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a T and O map derivate, dating to ca. 1300. It is currently on display in Hereford Cathedral in England. FeaturesThe map is signed by or attributed to one Richard of Haldingham and Lafford , also known as Richard de… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) Mappa Mundi — the Mappa Mundi [the Mappa Mundi] a map of the world painted in the late 13th century and kept in Hereford Cathedral, England. It has a circular shape, with Jerusalem at the centre and the known continents of Europe, Africa and Asia placed around …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mundi — (lat.) bedeutet „Welt“. Mundi in Wissenschaft und Geschichte: Anima Mundi, ein philosophisches Konzept Annus Mundi (AM), Beginn der Jahreszählung im jüdischen Kalender bzw. (davon abweichend) eine in byzantinischer Zeit verbreitete Jahreszählung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mappa — may refer to: Macaranga, large genus of Old World tropical trees of the family Euphorbiaceae also known as Mappa. Mappa Hall, a historic home in Oneida County, New York. Mappa Mundi, a general term used to describe Medieval European maps of the… …   Wikipedia


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