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Old 06-23-2013, 11:08 AM
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you maybe familiar with an artist of the same era ..... later period as the fools map ....



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The Mystery of the Fool’s Cap Map of the World, page 1


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This is underlined by the mottoes of biblical and classical origin, dotted across the map. The

legend in the left panel reads: “Democritus of Abdera laughed at [the world], Heraclitus of Ephesus wept over it, Epichtonius Cosmopolites portrayed it” (3). Over the cap is the Latin version of the Greek dictum, “Know thyself" (4). Across the cap’s brow, the inscription translates as “O head, worthy of a dose of hellebore” (5).

The Latin quote just above the map is from Pliny the Elder (6): “For in the whole universe the earth is nothing els e and this is the substance of our glory, this is its habitation, here it is that we fill positions of power and covet wealth, and throw mankind into an uproar, and launch wars, even civil ones.
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