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Picture of the day
is a medieval map in the
, created in 1375. Described as "the zenith of medieval map-work", it is the earliest known chart to use a
. It was produced by the
Majorcan cartographic school
and is attributed to
, a Jewish book illuminator described by a contemporary as a master of
. It has been in the royal library of France (now the
Bibliothèque nationale de France
) since the time of
King Charles V
. The atlas originally consisted of six vellum leaves, each about 64.5 by 50 cm (25.4 by 19.7 in), folded vertically and painted in various colours including gold and silver. This picture is a montage of eight pages (four leaves) of the atlas, depicting Europe, northern Africa and Asia.
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