MS M.461, fols. 11v–12r

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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. 11v–12r

Asia (left)

This image is unusually bland, showing only a landscape with two towns in the distance.

Bactria (right)

In the Middle Ages, as today, Bactria was famous for its camels, here driven by a turban-wearing man; they are, though, located in what looks to be a typical European town.