the Cinque Ports -
begins on Florence cathedral, known as Santa Maria del Fiore (Our
Lady of the Flower). It was designed by the Italian architect Arnolfo di Cambio (c1240-
It was around 1300 that Richard de Bello, a Prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral (and later Hereford Cathedral) produced the Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map now in existence. The world is represented as round and surrounded by water. Jerusalem is placed in the centre, and the continents of Asia, Europe and Africa are mentioned, but not correctly positioned in relation to each other. A number of ancient cities are named and the map is adorned with numerous pictures depicting biblical events, animals, birds and fish. It is on display in Hereford Cathedral, England.
It measures 158 cms by 138 cms
1305 Edward I establishes a number of standard measurements, including the foot, the yard and the acre.
Mappa Mundi: produced by Richard de Bello, c1300 – Hereford Cathedral, England.