Mansa Musa.jpg

Description
English: Depiction of Mansa Musa, ruler of the Mali Empire in the 14th century, from a 1375 Catalan Atlas of the known world (mapamundi), drawn by Abraham Cresques of Mallorca. Musa is shown holding a gold nugget and wearing a European-style crown.

The section to the right translates as:

This Negro lord is called Musa Mali, Lord of the Negroes of Guinea. So abundant is the gold which is found in his country that he is the richest and most noble king in all the land.[1]
Literally, in the text he is called musse melly.
Date
Source Catalan Atlas of the known world (mapamundi), drawn by Abraham Cresques of Mallorca. Online: www.henry-davis.com
Author Abraham Cresques of Mallorca

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  • 2007-04-10 21:13 Yellowfiver 500×381×8 (102487 bytes) Depiction of [[Mansa Musa]], ruler of the [[Mali Empire]] in the [[14th century]], from a [[1375]] map of North Africa and Europe. He is shown holding a gold nugget. I believe text says something about Musa being King of Blacks.