Livre des merveilles du monde
France, probably Angers
281 x 220 mm
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911
MS M.461, fols. 26v–27r
Among the more splendid illuminations in the manuscript, the image of Ethiopia presents a cornucopia of monstrous wonders, humanoid and bestial, such as the headless blemmyes, cave-dwelling lizard-eaters, a large-eared giant, and a huge bird of prey with horns.