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. 61v–62r
The diminutive pygmies thought to reside in India are shown here; as is typical of medieval images of them, they are battling with their alleged eternal enemies, the cranes.
Poitou has mermaids in the sea, cranes born from driftwood, numerous vermin, and Mont-St-Michel rising over the horizon.