Hugh of St. Victor

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Hugh of St. Victor

(d. 1142)

Saxon Medieval theologian, philosopher and mystical writer.

Latin Mappae Mundi


In Upper Egypt, which is near the Outer Ocean at the mouth of the Red Sea, are to be found serpents, basilisks and dragons, which poison the air with their breath, together with a certain people called Nubians.


Selected editions

P. Gautier Dalché, La “Descriptio Mappae Mundi” de Hugues de Saint-Victor, Texte inédit avec introduction et commentaire, (Paris, 1986).