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Location address: United Kingdom, County of Herefordshire, County of Herefordshire
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Hereford Cathedral has the Hereford Mappa Mundi on display. The Hereford Map is a mappa mundi or worldmap representing the view of the word ca. 100. It has the shape of a T in an O. Hence, these type of maps are called the T in O maps.
The Hereford map is the largest medieval map known to still exist. The map measures 158 cm by 133 cm.
Hereford Cathedral Library is a working theological lending and reference library located in Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, England; it also holds books and manuscripts of major importance to the history of the county of Herefordshire. Hereford Cathedral Library is also well known for its chained books as it is the only library of this type to survive with all of the chains, rods and locks still intact.
The current Hereford Cathedral, located at Hereford in England, dates from 1079. Its most famous treasure is Mappa Mundi, a mediaeval map of the world dating from the 13th century. The cathedral is a Grade I listed building.