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Elisha ben Abraham Cresques
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Elisha ben Avraham Cresques, a native of Majorca (1325-1387) was a Hebrew scribe and illuminator, and a cartographer in the service of the Crown of Aragon. His most outstanding works are the Farhi Bible and the Catalan World Map. His significance for the study of Jewish book culture also lies in the fact that the former includes a series of texts reflecting in a way Elisha's own book collection. It is also likely that he was acquainted with the library of Judah Mosconi of Majorca.

Elisha ben Avraham Cresques (July 18, 1325–March 1387) was a scribe, illuminator, and mapmaker in the City o…

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Kogman-Appel, Katrin, “Elisha ben Abraham Cresques”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_SIM_031614>
First published online: 2023

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