(active c. 1300 in Lincoln)

Mappamundi (detail)

c. 1300
Black ink, with additional red and gold, blue or green on vellum
Cathedral Library, Hereford

The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a world-map of a form deriving from the T and O pattern. Drawn on a single sheet of vellum, it is the largest medieval map known to still exist. It depicts 420 towns, 15 Biblical events, 33 animals and plants, 32 people, and 5 scenes from classical mythology.

The present detail of the Mappamundi shows the pelican opening its breast to feed its young. It is an image of Christ.