M044 Psalter Map 1265 sm_636562047664008890

The Psalter Map c.1265

A jewel-like miniature map of the world, tucked away inside a medieval prayer book. See also M045.

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Forming part of a hand-written medieval psalter from around 1265

This diminutive but highly detailed map was probably copied from much larger originals, now lost, at the court of Henry III. This map, and the simpler world map on the next page, are placed just before a calendar, the twelve pages of which illustrate the typical activities of each month, and the calendar is followed by the psalms. It is as if this map was intended to provide a geographical but also overall spiritual framework for the illustrations and holy words in the rest of the book. See also M045.

Original Size: 17 x 12 cms

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