145. Jambudvipa

The Jain Psychic Cosmograph, India, circa 1800
Size: 2.40 m square

According to Jain cosmology, Jambūdvīpa is at the centre of Madhyaloka, or the middle part of the universe, where the humans reside.  It consists of many continent-islands surrounded by oceans. Mount Meru is at the centre of the world surrounded by Jambūdvīpa in the form of a circle, containing six mountains dividing the continent into nine zones.