Sunday, February 1, 2015

Old World Maps

World maps through history.

Al-Idrisi’s world map in an 1154 atlas with Arabia on top:




Pietro Vesconte's world map, oriented to the east at the top, 14th century:



A map based on Ptolemy's Geographia, 1482:




Johann Ruysch's map, 1507:




Clavdii Ptolemaei Geographicae enarrationis libri octo Bilibaldo Pirckeym hero interprete Annotationes Ioannes de Regio Monte in errores commissos a Iacobo Angelo in translatione sua, 1525:



Ortelius’s map of the world, 1564:


Map by Paolo Forlani based on the work of Italian cartographer, Giacomo Gastaldi, 1565:




The World Encompassed by Sir Francis Drake, 1628:



Nicolaas Visscher, 1670:



Cedid Atlas, 1803:



A new map of the world on the globular projection, 1857:


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