Late Gothic art: c. 1200-1400

Italian art from the late 13th and 14th centuries was once known as primitive because it was seen largely as a transition from Medieval abstraction to the naturalism of the Renaissance (with a dose of Byzantine influence thrown in for good measure). We now study the brilliant artist’s of Florence and Siena in their own right.

Abraham Cresques, 1375 (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)
The Catalan Atlas reveals how one 14th-century Jewish mapmaker understood the political and ethnic realities of his world. 

The Catalan Atlas