Ptolemy’s Geographia (Cosmographia)

PtolemyWorldMap

Ptolemy’s maps apparently date from circa 150 AC. Acting like an explorer, Ptolemy was well aware of the limited knowledge he had of the world at the time but still strived to represent it in his work ‘Georgaphia’.
Though the maps themselves were lost, they were redrawn in the 15th century with references he had written, using what looked like coordinates.

more images here
http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/ptolemy-map-world.html

Ptolemaios_1467_Scandinavia

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