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. 32v–33r
Canary Islands (left)
The Canary Islands, here called the Fortunate Islands, are shown as rich and abundant in natural resources.
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.