Hereford Map, Jerusalem again as centre and the Translatio Imperii

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June 4, 2014

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Jack Keilo ( Jacques Keilo ), « Hereford Map, Jerusalem again as centre and the Translatio Imperii », Centrici, ID : 10670/1.rpmtjd


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"Thus says the LORD God: This is Jerusalem; I have set her in the centre of the nations, with countries all around her." (Ezekiel 5:5) We have seen Bunting's Map in a precedent post, a renaissance map where the world is centred on Jerusalem in a symbolic way, that is, the space of the world is constructed around the Holy City. Now Hereford Map is analysed: the difference here is that Hereford's is not meant to be only symbolic, but it was made to represent what was considered to be "real" ...

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