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Maps of the Inferno


Dante’s Inferno, Map of Whole Hell (1587?).

Continuing the theme of yesterday’s post, Wikimedia Commons has a substantial section devoted to Dante’s Inferno including some maps, the best being this one and another, both by Giovanni Stradano aka Stradanus (1523–1605).

And taking a broader view, there’s Michelangelo Cactani’s depiction of Dante’s entire cosmos showing the pit of the Inferno, Mount Purgatory and the spheres of Heaven. This was the version we used in Robert Meadley’s A Tea Dance at Savoy (2003) and includes my addition of titles and a frame.


La Materia della Divina Commedia di Dante Aligherie (1855).

Previously on { feuilleton }
A TV Dante by Tom Phillips and Peter Greenaway
The art of Lucio Bubacco
The last circle of the Inferno
Angels 4: Fallen angels



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2 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Manual Saale


    Hi this is kind of an “unconventional” question , but have other visitors asked you how get the menu bar to look like you’ve got it? I also have a blog and am really looking to alter around the theme, however am scared to death to mess with it in case I get something wrong. I am very new to all of this …so i am just not positive exactly how to try to to it all yet.

  2. #2 posted by John


    The blog theme, Grid Focus, is linked at the foot of this page although the version I’m using here is a) older than the one now available from Derek Punsalan’s site and b) something I hacked from his earlier version. All I can suggest is that you study the theme source code in order to see how the elements work.






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