Modelle des Kosmos: Modelle der Erde

Modelle des Kosmos: Modelle der Erde

Ebstorf World Map
The Ebstorf World Map originates from the thirteenth century. It was probably created in the Lueneburg moor land in the monastery of Ebstorf (on the map Ebbekestorp, founded in the eleventh century). The map was destroyed during World War II. It was reconstructed based on photos.

Medieval maps of the world often subordinate geography to the Christian worldview. Jerusalem constitutes the center of a disc surrounded by water, which is held by Jesus’ outstretched arms. Over one thousand legends make the Ebstorf world map a chronicle of the world.


Ebstorf World Map in ECHO

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