MS M.461, fols. 55v–56r

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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. 55v–56r

Livonia (left)

This illumination presents the non-Christian inhabitants of Livonia as savages who burn alive the relatives and friends of prominent men who have died.

Latvia (right)

This land is shown as so swampy and treacherous that armies cannot fight there, as indicated by the two forces heading in opposite directions.