Map of the world with east at the top; from Ranulf Higden, Polychronicon, England, last quarter of the 14th century

Medieval Manuscripts - British Library A two-page mappa mundi from the beginning of a copy of Ranulph Higden’s Polychronicon, England, late century, Royal MS 14 C IX, ff.

Fra Mauro World Map, 1450

An 1804 copy of the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about and more magnificent maps as power, propaganda, and art from The British Library.

Map from Catalan Atlas 1375

World Map Century Description: The Catalan Atlas produced in 1375 by the Majorcan cartographers Abraham and Jehuda Cresques is the most important Catalan world map of the Middle Ages. The world map originally consisted of various leaves.

The Cosmological Map or Sawley Map from Imago mundi.  Made in Durham, England, it shows an ovoid Earth, with its borders extending as far as Great Britain to the east and Constantinople to the west, with Jerusalem and Rome somewhere in the middle.12th century cartography.

The Cosmological Map or Sawley Map from Imago mundi. Made in Durham, England…

West Asia. Catalan Atlas Abraham Cresques (died 1387) with his son Jehuda Cresques . Map of the Middle East from the Catalan Atlas of 1375

Map Map of the worldAncient map World map poster by mapsandposters

At the end of the last ice age, Britain formed the northwest corner of an icy continent. Warming climate exposed a vast continental shelf for humans to inhabit. Further warming and rising seas gradually flooded low-lying lands. Some 8,200 years ago, a catastrophic release of water from a North American glacial lake and a tsunami from a submarine landslide off Norway inundated whatever remained of Doggerland.

Great map of Doggerland, a landmass that is now northern Europe and the North Sea. People once lived here, before sea level rose. From National Geographic.

Map of Sicily, from 'Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn' (The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes), a 12th/13th century cosmographical manuscript composed in Egypt

Sicily map from century Islamic manuscript at Bodleian Library So many interesting arabic maps

Egnazio Danti. Detail from Anatolian Peninsula with Ancient Toponyms and Middle East, 1565.

Detail of a map of the Anatolian Peninsula with ancient toponyms, Egnazio Danti 1565 AD

This double-sided Japanese woodcut displays a world map on the front and illustrated examples of the peoples of the world on the verso. It exemplifies the Bankoku-sozu (“complete maps of the peoples of the world”) style of cartography influenced by European techniques and geographic knowledge in the 16th and 17th centuries.

This double-sided Japanese woodcut displays a world map on the front and…

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