Monday, 11 August 2014

The Vallard Atlas

The Vallard Atlas is an example of the Dieppe School of map making, meaning that it's based on compass directions.  There are six compass roses shown on this reproduction of part of the atlas, sent to me from Russia.

The image above is easily recognisable as Europe but all the place names and illustrations are the other way up.  The illustrations are typical of the atlas and show scenes of daily life.

A map for Monday

1 comment:

  1. I like maps of any kind...though I never could read one very well. Thank heaven for GPS.


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