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The Tabula Rogeriana is an Arabic worldmap, created by the geogrpaher and mapmaker Muhammad al-Idrisi. He made the map in 1154. He made it based on 18 years of work at the court of the Norman King Roger II of Sicily.
It’s a milestone in mapmaking because it is a realistic map of what was known about the world at that time (12the century).
You will notice from the map that the north is down.
Ten manuscript copies of the Tabula Rogeriana currently survive.Two are in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, including the oldest, dated to about 1300. Another copy, made in Cairo in 1456, is in the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF, IPA: [bi.bli.jɔ.tɛk na.sjɔ.nal də fʁɑ̃s]) is the National Library of France, located in Paris. It is intended to be the repository of all that is published in France. The current president of the library is Bruno Racine.
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French photographer Franck Bohbot created a great set of the most amazing “book places” in the world. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France is one of them.
The National Library of France opened on 20 December 1995. On 14 July 1988, President François Mitterrand announced the construction and the expansion of one of the largest and most modern libraries in the world, intended to cover all fields of knowledge, and designed to be accessible to all, using the most modern data transfer technologies, which could be consulted from a distance. Before, the Bibliothèque nationale de France was located at the rue de Richelieu.