MS M.461, fols. 63v–64r

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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. 63v–64r


Before they became Christians, the inhabitants of Provence sacrificed infants once a year to their idols. They threw the blood of the innocent on their heads. The body of the giant Pallas was found here. There is also a tower brought by devils.