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La mappemonde d'Albi - un pinax chôrographikos. : Notes sur les origines antiques de la carte et du texte du ms Albi 29 fol. 57v-58r

Abstract : The Albi mappa mundi and the index of the seas and winds facing it have the same model as the Vatican mappa mundi (Vat. Lat. 6018, fol. 63v-64r), some of Beatus’ maps (like the Saint-Sever map, BNF Lat. 8878, fol. 45bisv-45terr), but also a lost mappa mundi from Bobbio (discovered by Gautier Dalché, 2010) as well as the Tournai maps, assigned to saint Jerome (British Library Add. 10049, fol. 64r-v). These chorographies go back to Eratosthenes of Cyrene (3rd century BC), inventor of the chlamys-shaped oekoumene. « Sling » for Poseidonios of Apamea (2nd-1st century BC) and for Dionysius of Alexandria (2nd century AD), mundus triquadrus for Orosius (beginning of the 5th century AD), the world empire of the Romans was nothing more than a finger nail for the Christians. Eucherius of Lyon and his contemporaries used such maps in their study of the Roman, Biblical and Christian history. A textbook of Eucherius reached Isidorus of Sevilla between the 6th and the 7th centuries: the Albi manuscript reflects this transfer. Its wearied files show that the map, although schematic, has fulfilled its purpose: for 12 centuries, the Albi mappa mundi has been continuously teaching the ancient world.
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Anca Dan. La mappemonde d'Albi - un pinax chôrographikos. : Notes sur les origines antiques de la carte et du texte du ms Albi 29 fol. 57v-58r. Cartes & géomatique, Comité français de cartographie, 2017, 234, pp.13-44. ⟨halshs-02435508⟩

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