Old Map of the World
Old Maps // Antique Maps // Rare Maps // Unusual Maps // Medieval Map
A rather pessimistic view of humanity from an unknown author. Latin phrases describing mankind are found all around this beautiful atlas. Most notably, "Nosce te ipsum" along the top border; Know Thyself. The text along the center of the fools cap translate to "A head worthy of Hellbore", a poisonous plant. The creator continues his lecture by describing how this single map holds everything we as humans hold dear and for which we even kill one another.
The number of fools is infinite.
Vanity of Vanities; all is Vanity.
From the Biblioteque Nationale, Paris.
Print size: 12'x16'