Jean Corbechon, Livre des propriétés des choses

Book 14: On the earth

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The terrestrial globe and the four elements are discussed in this book. The author also speaks at length of famous mountains, including legendary peaks and biblical sites. Other landforms, including valleys, meadows, deserts, crevasses and caves and are mentioned in brief. The book, which has 56 chapters, opens with a miniature showing a master pointing at hills.