1300 ca. - Richard of Haldingham and Lafford (Holdingham and Sleaford) [attr.], Descriptio Orosii de ornesta mundi sicut interius Ostenditur (lower right), known as the “Hereford Mappa mundi”, ms., pen and ink on parchment, east orientation, centered on Jerusalem, 159 x 134 cm.
Hereford (Wales, United Kingdom), Hereford Cathedral, without specific markings.
Courtesy of Hereford Cathedral. Reproduction prohibited.
In the lower left corner, a Medieval French cartouche bears the name of the world map’s author, or perhaps the patron who commissioned it or its intended recipient, together with an invitation to prayer: “Tuz ki cest estorie ont | Ou oyront ou lirront ou veront, | Prient a Jhesu en deyte | De Richard de Hal|ddingham e de Lafford eyt pite, | Ki lat fet e compass | Ki Joie en cel li seit done (May all those who receive, or hear, or read or see, this history, ask of Jesus, in His divinity, mercy for Richard of Holdingham and Sleaford, who composed and drew it, that he might delight in the joy of heaven).