MS M.461, fols. 58v–59r

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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. 58v–59r

Moesia (left)

This is a fertile land with a vast field of grain, and a fire that cannot be extinguished unless earth is poured on it.

Norway (right)

In this manuscript the turbaned Norwegians resemble the inhabitants of Arabia and Africa, and the monsters are similarly somewhat interchangeable.