South is up

By Gerhard Dohrn-van Rossum of the Medievalist blog:

“Working for eighteen years under the patronage of the Norman King Roger II Guiscard of Sicily, who gathered scholars from many regions at his court in Palermo, the Moroccan geographer Al-Idrīsī in 1154 completed a description and an atlas of maps of the known world.”

Al-Idrīsī world map. 1154.

Al-Idrīsī world map. 1154.

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