This incunabula world map was published in Hartmann Schedel's "Nuremberg Chronicle" over 500 years ago. It is a remarkable record of late medieval cartography, combining the concepts of Claudius Ptolemy with the Biblical tradition. It shows the world divided between the three sons of Noah: Shem (Asia), Japheth (Europe) and Ham (Africa). The fine border vignettes depict fabled mythical creatures, often half-human and half-animal in form, believed to exist outside and beyond Christendom.
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