Index to Maps & Monographs

Ancient Title

  ANCIENT MAPS 

6,200 BCE to 600 CE

 26 Monographs (#100-#121)

 180 Images/432 pages

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Early Medieval Maps

600 to 1300 CE

75 Monographs (#200-#226)

450 images/1,159 pages

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Late Medieval Maps

1300 to 1500

49 Monographs (#227-#261)

370 Images/1,030 pages


Renaissance Maps

1492-1800

189 Monographs (#300-#800.8)

700 Images/2,110 pages


Map Orientation

Last Updated: 12 June 2024 (31 pages)


The Depiction of Cities on Early Maps

Original: 14 December 2012 - Last updated: 7 May 2024 (140 pages)


When America was part of Asia for 270 years

Original: 20 April 2015 - Last updated: 11 May 2024 (122 pages)


Early Chinese World Maps 

Original: 9 August 2016 - Last updated: 15 May 2024 (105 pages)

Old Maps with the Great Wall of China

Original: 9 August 2016 - Last updated: 22 February 2024 (113 pages)



Early Japanese World Maps

Original: 22 April 2016 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (103 pages)



Early Islamic World Maps

Original: 22 April 2016 - Last updated: 16 June 2022 (12 monographs)


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A Survey of Anthropomorphic Maps

Original: 3 May 2016 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (164 pages)

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The Concept of the Antipodes in Maps

Original: 27 June 2018 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (74 pages)



The Origin of the Continents & the Display of Countries

Original: 24 November 2014 - Last updated: 2 June 2024


Indigenous People on Early Maps 

Original: 9 October 2018 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (153 pages)



Ships on Early Maps 

Original: 9 August 2016 - Last updated: 12 June 2024 (211 pages)


Opening & Closing the Indian Ocean

Original: 2 February 2017 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (71 pages)

Taprobana: Sri Lanka, Sumatra or Borneo?

Original: 28 July 2022 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (100 pages)



The Legend of Prester John

Original: 8 July 2015 - Last updated: 28 February 2023 (63 pages)


The Evolution of Africa in Early Maps

Original: 3 November 2017 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (250 pages)


The Evolution of the Polar Regions in Early Maps

Original: 22 April 2021 - Last updated: 12 June  2024 (253 pages)



Gog and Magog on Early Maps

Original: 24 December 2017 - Last updated: 12 June 2024 (43 pages)


The Evolution of Florida in Early Maps

Original: 2 February 2018 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (94 pages)


The Evolution of Japan in Early Maps

Original: 21 March 2018 - Laste updated: 2 June 2024 (207 pages)



The Evolution of South America on Early Maps

Original: 2 April 2018 - Last updated: 2 June 2023 (154 pages)



Creatures on Maps: Real and Imagined

Original: 17 May 2018 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (188 pages)


The Evolution of Greenland on Early Maps

Original: 9 October 2018 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (162 pages)



The Evolution of the British Isles on Early Maps

Original: 20 August 2018 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (132 pages)



Mythical Islands of the Atlantic: 

Frisland, Antillia, Saint Brendan, Hy-Brasil

Original: 14 October 2018 - Last updated: 12 September 2022 (297 pages)



Heaven on Earth: 

the Depiction of Paradise & the Garden of Eden on Early Maps

Original: 30 October 2018 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (132 pages)



Four Cartographic Myths Explored: 

California as an Island, Fusang, the Great Sea of the West 

and De Gama's Land

Original: 15 November 2018 - Last updated: 10 March 2024 (145 pages)


Noah’s Ark on Early Maps

Original: 15 November 2018 - Last updated: 12 June 2024 (72 pages)

The Evolution of the Great Lakes on Early Maps 

Original: 22 January 2023 - Last updated: 2 June 2024 (148 pages)



The Art of Cartouches

Original: 20 September 2019 - Last Updated: 22 September 2023 (503 pages)


The Evolution of the Caspian Sea on Early Maps

Original: 22 August 2020 - Last Updated: 12 June 2024 (126 pages)



The Evolution of the River Nile on Early Maps 

Original: 2 September 2020 - Last Updated: 12 June 2024 (164 pages)

The Evolution of Texas on Early Maps

Original: 20 September 2020 - Last Updated: 2 March 2024 (81 pages)


The Evoution of the the Amazon River on Early Maps 

Original: 20 September 2020 - Last Updated: 12 June 2024 (53 pages)


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Terra Incognita 

Cartographic Silence, Censorship, Propaganda, Horror vacui and Lies on Old Maps 

Original: 2 November 2020 - Last Updated: 12 June 2024 (56 pages)


Early Globes/Gores

Last Updated: 22 March 2024 (27 monographs)


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I obviously love maps. I do not collect “originals” anymore, unless you count the ones in the box under my desk, which I've saved as souvenirs from the cities they walked me through or cross-country trips they guided. 

The maps I covet - early renderings of the known world before the New World came to light, mariner's portolans bearing wind roses, those with beautiful cartouches, land and sea creatures and indigenous people - are all beyond my means, anyway. 

They belong where they are, in museums and libraries, for everyone to admire, not confined to the (limited) walls of my house. 

Digital images of the “originals” and good facsimiles/reproductions are enough to excite me and allow me to pursue my research.


The CartoPhilatelic Society, collectors of maps on stamps, who use old maps in their philatelic research activities will be supporting this site to keep it operational well into the future.


 


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