Defining ‘Europe’ in Medieval European Geographical Discourse

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More Medieval Maps

A fantastic introduction to medieval maps in general by P. D. A. Harvey is available on the British Library website in an updated version of an article first published in 1991. Also on the British Library website, another article by P. D. A. Harvey addresses the question of production and purpose of medieval local maps. One of the most famous medieval regional maps is the map of Europe found in the manuscript of Topographia Hibernica by Gerald of Wales (otherwise known as Giraldus Cambrensis or Gerald de Barri), National Library of Ireland MS 700, f.48v. The image of this map can be viewed online on the Irish Script on Screen website.