Sunday, August 3, 2008

Reproduction on a wall


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

3 comments:

Rainer von Ihnen said...

Hi!
Who made the map in the first place and when?
Rainer

Rainer von Ihnen said...

If you like send me answer via Email.
Rainer
anrainerstaat@gmx.net

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.”
(http://www.learnnc.org/lp/multimedia/6982)