You may have found this page because you read my book on medieval maps and would like some good color images of these beautiful maps. Here you will find some images as well as links to helpful websites.
The Hereford Map, ca. 1300. Image courtesy of University Library Groningen.
Here are some of the important places on the Hereford Map that I discuss in my book.
Color imagery and details can also be found on the website of Hereford Cathedral. Here you will find information on the following sites on the map:
- Bible stories
- Beasts of the world
- Strange peoples of the world
- Towns & cities
- Myths & legends
And you can see a 3D scan!
The Ebstorf Map
For the Ebstorf Map, see this interactive website from Luneburg University. You can hover over the map with a mouse to bring up names and descriptions of locations (this textual information is, however, in German). In the menu bar at the upper right, you will see the following terms, which I'll describe a little here. Ammerkungen=notes or comments. Hover your mouse over places on the map and the program will tell you what they are. Inschrift=inscriptions/legends. Hover over inscriptions on the map, and you will see them transcribed for you (in German). Suchen=search. You can do a search for figures/places on the map (in German).
The Psalter Map
A color reproduction of the Psalter Map, which includes the ability to zoom in on the map, is on the website of the British Library. You can use the zoom feature for an extreme close-up, which is really fun!
What else would you like to see in the way of resources or images? Let me know on the contact page!