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Buddhist Cosmological Map Sekai dais no zu (Buddhist Cosmological Map). Japan: 1830 This map represents the Buddhist mythological and real worlds. The upper half of the map depicts the seven great forests interwoven with seven rivers, the Sun God Palace, and the 'Great Jambu Tree.' The tree is described as 10,000 miles high and bearing the most delicious fruits. Only those who cultivated the divine power can visit the tree. The central section is the Sun God Palace in heaven.

Buddhist Cosmological Map Sekai dais no zu (Buddhist Cosmological Map). Japan: 1830 This map represents the Buddhist mythological and real worlds. The upper half of the map depicts the seven great forests interwoven with seven rivers, the Sun God Palace, and the 'Great Jambu Tree.' The tree is described as 10,000 miles high and bearing the most delicious fruits. Only those who cultivated the divine power can visit the tree. The central section is the Sun God Palace in heaven.
Buddhist Cosmological Map    Sekai dais no zu (Buddhist Cosmological Map). Japan: 1830    This map represents the Buddhist mythological and real worlds. The upper half of the map depicts the seven great forests interwoven with seven rivers, the Sun God Palace, and the 'Great Jambu Tree.' The tree is described as 10,000 miles high and bearing the most delicious fruits. Only those who cultivated the divine power can visit the tree. The central section is the Sun God Palace in heaven.

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Shaker Drawings: Spiritual Map, The Holy City, 1843, by Polly Jane Reed.
Shaker Drawings: Spiritual Map, The Holy City, 1843, by Polly Jane Reed.

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SLIM "Skull" Knit Cardigan
SLIM  "Skull" Knit Cardigan

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Nippur Map 1400 BCE The oldest known map.
Nippur Map 1400 BCE    The oldest known map.

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