THE ANCIENT LONG-FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPT WITH TERRIFYING PREDICTIONS FOR DOOMSDAY HAS WRONG DATE

340F00C600000578-3587921-The_author_remains_unknown_but_some_speculate_it_was_a_well_educ-m-44_1463099442805 was at the forefront of many people’s minds in the 15th-century. Various texts from that period describe how doomsday could play out.  But now, a manuscript has been uncovered that illustrates the end of days in a very different way – using maps. Written in Latin, the apocalypse maps tell of an Antichrist, the rise of Islam and other events following Judgement Day that was predicted to occur in 1651. The author remains unknown, but some speculate it was a well-educated doctor known as Baptista, as there is a section on astrological medicine in the eerie text that was ahead of its time.  The manuscript was made in Lübeck, Germany between 1486 and 1488 and currently resides in the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, reports National Geographic. The prophecy begins with a map describing the state of the world between 639 and 1514. A large circle is drawn as the Earth, and water surrounds pie wedges that represent Asia, Africa and Europe. The author warns of the rise of Islam in the text and how it is a growing threat in the Christian world. ‘There’s no way to escape it, this work is very anti-Islamic,’ Van Duzer, author of ‘Apocalyptic Cartography’, said. ‘It’s unfortunate, but it was a widespread bias in that place and time.’ Read Article