MS M.461, fols. 24v–25r

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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. 24v–25r


Hellespont is shown as full of wonder: a place where people can heal with a touch, but also a place of dangerous temptation, where people eat and have sex in public.