Marco Polo’s Brazil

Fig. 1 — The brazil tree in a manuscript claimed to be of Tractatus de Herbis by one Bartholomæus Mini de Senis, an Italian from Siena (c.1280–1350). The text is suspiciously similar to the text commonly known as ‘Circa Instans’ after the first words of its introduction. London, British Library, Egerton MS 747, f.18r.
Fig. 2 — The text under the image in Figure 1 from London, British Library, Egerton MS 747, f.18r.

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Medieval Indonesia

Medieval Indonesia

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Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.