Livre des merveilles du monde
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911
Sri Lanka and Tuscany
While Sri Lanka, above—known as Taprobane in the Middle Ages—was often presented as a land of dragons, here it is depopulated of people or beasts, simply appearing as a fertile and inviting place. Tuscany, below, is characterized by healthful rivers and elaborate death rites.