Creative task: Medieval Geography

Hieronymus Bosch worked in the times before great geographical discoveries. Knowledgeabout geography was very limited and most of the people could not afford to travel.Medieval maps depicted the continents according to the religious doctrines, with Jerusalemas the world’s center. It was believed that earthly paradise is located somewhere in the East.The artists could gain knowledge on distant lands only from scarce relations from thetravelers. ● Take a look at medieval maps available online. How are they different from moderncartography? You may use Wikipedia, or start with the linked article onMedievalists.net.Tip for true old cartography geeks: One of the biggest maps…

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