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Battle between the Crusaders and Saracens    Marco Polo, The Book of Wonders of the World , France (Paris), to 1410-1412 Paris, BnF, Manuscripts Department, French 2810, fol. 266

Battle between the Crusaders and Saracens Marco Polo, The Book of Wonders of the World , France (Paris), to 1410-1412 Paris, BnF, Manuscripts Department, French 2810, fol. 266

Marco Polo, Le Livre des merveilles ; Odoric de Pordenone, Itinerarium de mirabilibus orientalium Tartarorum , traduit en français par Jean le Long; Guillaume de Boldensele, Liber de quibusdam ultramarinis partibus et praecipue de Terra sancta , traduit en français par Jean Le Long et Lettres adressées au pape et réponse de Benoît XII ; : 1400-1420

Marco Polo, Le Livre des merveilles ; Odoric de Pordenone, Itinerarium de mirabilibus orientalium Tartarorum , traduit en français par Jean le Long; Guillaume de Boldensele, Liber de quibusdam ultramarinis partibus et praecipue de Terra sancta , traduit en français par Jean Le Long et Lettres adressées au pape et réponse de Benoît XII ; : 1400-1420

Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts

Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts

Cats "looking after" birds and sleeping, from a century bestiary (MS Bodley Folio

Odoric de Pordenone, Livre des Merveilles - Szukaj w Google

Odoric de Pordenone, Livre des Merveilles - Szukaj w Google

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Nativity | Hours of Catherine of Cleves | Illuminated Manuscript | ca. 1440 | The Morgan Library & Museum

MS M.917/945, pp. 14–15

Nativity ~ Hours of Catherine of Cleves ~ MS ff. ~ Illuminated by the Master of Catherine of Cleves ~ Utrecht, The Netherlands ~ Illuminated Manuscript ~ ~ The Morgan Library & Museum

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Weird Medieval Marginalia Part III Because sometimes Medieval monks got bored…

Medieval Map 1487. Konrad von Grünenberg - Beschreibung der Reise von Konstanz nach Jerusalem - Blatt 11v - 028.jpg

Medieval Map Konrad von Grünenberg - description of the journey from Constance to Jerusalem - Leaf

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For those of you fascinated by sea creatures, I present the sea-horse also known as the hyppodamus. From a manuscript of Thomas de Cantimpré's De Natura Rerum created in the north of France in circa 1290. The actual name in the text is "The Marine Horse" or the "Horse of the Sea," and was envisioned as a horse with a fish tail. Valenciennes, Bibliothéque Municiaple, Ms. 320, fol. 115.

For those of you fascinated by sea creatures, I present the sea-horse also known as the hyppodamus. From a manuscript of Thomas de Cantimpré's De Natura Rerum created in the north of France in circa 1290. The actual name in the text is "The Marine Horse" or the "Horse of the Sea," and was envisioned as a horse with a fish tail. Valenciennes, Bibliothéque Municiaple, Ms. 320, fol. 115.

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