Index to Maps & Monographs


6,200 BC to 600 A.D.

 24 Monographs (#100-#121)

 180 Images

Early Medieval Maps

600 A.D. to 1300

54 Monographs (#200-#226)

450 images

Late Medieval Maps

1300 to 1500

45 Monographs (#227-#261)

370 Images

Renaissance Maps


146 Monographs (#300-#800.8)

700 Images

The Depiction of Cities on Early Maps

Last updated 14 October 2019

When America was part of Asia for 270 years

Last updated 17 July 2019

Early Chinese World Maps 

Last updated 22 July 2019

Old Maps with the Great Wall of China

Last updated 15 July 2019

Early Japanese World Maps

Last updated 12 May 2019

Early Islamic World Maps

Last updated 22 August 2019

A Survey of Pre-Columbian TransAtlantic Crossings, 800 B.C.-1472

Last updated 2 May 2016

T-O Mappa mundi

A Survey of Anthropomorphic Maps

Last updated 22 May 2019


The Concept of the Antipodes in Maps

Last updated 2 September 2019

Indigenous People on Early Maps 

Last updated 12 July 2019 

Ships on Early Maps 

Last updated: 15 August 2019

Opening & Closing the Indian Ocean

Last updated 15 August 2019

The Legend of Prester John

Last updated 22 May 2019 

The Evolution of Africa in Early Maps

Last updated 14 March 2018

The Evolution of the Western Hemisphere in Early Maps

Last updated 28 June 2018

Gog and Magog on Early Maps

Last updated 23 December 2017

The Evolution of Asia in Eary European Maps

Last updated 18 December 2018

The Evolution of Florida in Early Maps

Last updated 2 March 2019

The Evolution of Japan in Early Maps

Laste updated 12 April 2019

The Evolution of South America on Early Maps

Last updated 22 August 2019

Creatures on Maps: Real and Imagined

Last updated 18 September 2019 

The Evolution of Greenland on Early Maps

Last updated 16 November 2019 

The Evolution of the British Isles on Early Maps

Last updated 30 October 2018 

Mythical Islands of the Atlantic: Frisland, Antillia, Saint Brendan, Hy-Brasil

Last updated 7 April 2019 

Heaven on Earth: the Depiction of Paradise & the Garden of Eden on Earky Maps

Last updated: 22 July 2019 

Three Cartographic Myths Explored: California as an Island, 
Fusang and the Great Sea of the West

Last updated: 22 November 2018 

Noah’s Ark on Early Maps

Last updated: 15 July 2019 

The Origin of the Continents & the Display of Countries

Last updated: 12 July 2019

The Art of Cartouches

Last Updated 22 November 2019

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