MS M.461, fols. 32v–33r

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Livre des merveilles du monde

France, probably Angers
ca. 1460
281 x 220 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911

MS M.461, fols. 32v–33r

Canary Islands (left)

The Canary Islands, here called the Fortunate Islands, are shown as rich and abundant in natural resources.

Gaul (right)

While Gaul, where this manuscript was produced, is mostly presented as a land filled with beneficial wonders, the werewolf (appearing as most medieval werewolves do, as fully bestial) is a reminder of the belief in local monsters.