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World map from The Book of Roger

1300/1500

British Museum

British Museum

This is one of the oldest copies of al-Idrisi’s world map, with indication of the seven climates of the world. As on most Arab maps, north is down. The Great Wall of China can be seen in the bottom left; Europe lies in the bottom right.

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  • Title: World map from The Book of Roger
  • Date Created: 1300/1500

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