14th century (ca. 1300-1340) Switzerland - Zürich Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg Cod. Pal. germ. 848: Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Codex Manesse) fol. 13r - Markgraf Otto IV von Brandenburg (aka "Otto with the arrow") playing chess with a Lady (one of his two wives?)
The largest known late medieval world map was the "Ebstorf Mappa Mundi". This map named for the Benedictine monastery in Ebstorf Germany where it was found in 1830. The map was most likely produced in the middle of the thirteenth century. Unfortunately the map was completely destroyed during the Second World War.
Der hier dargestellte Dichter ist mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit Johann I. von Ringgenberg (1291-1350). Die Heimat seines freiherrlichen Geschlechts war Ringgenberg im Kanton Bern, am nördlichen Ufer des Brienzer Sees nordöstlich von Interlaken.
“Medieval rosaries were frequently made from bone beads. The [above picture shows] the making of wooden or bone paternoster beads: The beads were drilled from cheap animal bones. Many leftovers of the bone bead production were found in Konstanz.”