MS M.461, fols. 68v–69r

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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. 68v–69r

Saba (left)

Saba is shown as a land of fabulous wealth, with gems littering the ground; the phoenix, one of a kind, flies over a miner’s head.

Saxony (right)

A fertile region known for producing fine cattle and sheep. Some of the mountains are home to stag, boar, monkeys and bears.