762-777 - Pseudo-Isidore of Seville, mappa mundi, ms. on parchment, south orientation, 21 x 29 cm.
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. Lat. 6018, ff. 63v-64.
Courtesy of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. Reproduction prohibited.
This mappa mundi, one of extremely few extant documents from the 8th century CE (the era of Charlemagne) is part of a miscellany included within a fascicle (ff. 55-75) that includes tables and diagrams for calculating the dates of Easter. The map was long attributed incorrectly to Isidore of Seville [Isidorus Hispalensis] and erroneously considered part of that author’s Etymologiae.