Sunday, August 3, 2008

Reproduction on a wall

of a very well known map of the world, with Jerusalem in the center.


Rainer von Ihnen said...

Who made the map in the first place and when?

Rainer von Ihnen said...

If you like send me answer via Email.

Esther said...

This is the cloverleaf map.
A woodcut made by B√ľnting in 1581 in Magdeburg. Jerusalem is in the center, surrounded by Europe, Asia and Africa. This map illustrates a medieval style of mapmaking, in which the world is represented symbolically rather than by mathematical projection.

The title reads “Die eigentliche und warhafftige gestalt der Erden und des Meers.”