The Quedlinburg Itala fragment consists of six folios from a large illuminated manuscript of an Old Latin translation of the Bible. It is the oldest surviving illustrated biblical manuscript, and according to Bernhard Bischoff.
The watercolored water and terrain is so organic. The white masked hexagon pattern underlay has been so carefully executed, it really creates a third dymanic to the piece. The thin, crisp black ink outline distinguishes that map.