'Hereford World Map, c.1280', 1944. Creator: Richard de Bello.

'Hereford World Map, c.1280', 1944. Creator: Richard de Bello.

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'Hereford World Map, c.1280', (1944). Detail showing the Mediterranean coast and the Nile Delta in northern Egypt. The lighthouse at Alexandria, complete with flames, can be seen next to the mouth of the River Nile. Also shown are mythical creatures such as the winged salamander, unicorn or monoceros, and mandragora, as well as a real rhinoceros. Part of the Hereford Mappa Mundi at Hereford Cathedral. Attributed to Richard de Bello, the Hereford Mappa Mundi, drawn on a single sheet of vellum, is the largest known existing medieval map. From "British Maps and Map-Makers", by Edward Lynam. [Collins, London, 1944]

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People Information

  1. Richard de Bello, attributed to: (English?): Bishop, mapmaker, cartographer
People Related
  1. William Collins: British: Publisher, publishers, publishing company, publishing house
  2. Edward Lynam: British: Author, writer, historian, academic

Picture Type
  1. Manuscript
  2. Map

Geographic Hierarchy

World Africa Egypt Al Iskandarīyah Alexandria

  1. 31 12 56 N , 029 57 19 E

Category Hierarchy

Science & Nature Animal Life

Religion & Belief Mythology

Science & Nature Geographical Features

Artistic Representations Maps

History & Politics Other

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 5232x4083
File Size : 62,585kb


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  1. 2-756-304
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