Early Medieval Monographs 400 - 1300

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Introduction (Original: 1985 - Last updated 22 March 2024, 95 pages)



201   Macrobian world maps

201.1  Map from Anonymous Astrological Miscellany, 3rd century

202  Cosmas Indicopleustes’ world picture, 6th century

203  Anonymous Geographer from Ravenna

204  Map of the “Inhabited Quarter”

205  Isidore of Seville’s tripartite world (T-O) maps, including the following:

        Paulus Orosius, the Venerable Bede, Caius Crispus Sallustius  
       (Sallust), Lucanian, Y-O, V-square and
 Byzantine Oxford,
      (B-O T-O) Maps.

206  Albi or Merovingian world map, 8th century

206.1 Seiiki no Chizu: Map of China and Westward, 8th century

207  Beatus world maps, 894 - 926 

208   Sino-Tibetan world map, ca. 733 

209  Ancient Chinese world view, from the Chhin-Ting Shu Ching T’u Shuo, 138 BC

210   Anglo-Saxon or Cottonian world map, 900 

211   al-lstakhri’s world map, Arabic, 934.

212   Massaudy world map, pre-956 

213   Ibn Hawqal’s world map, Arabic, 980

214    al-Kashgari’s world map, Arabic, 1076 

214.1   Ibn al-Wardi world map, 1001 

214.2   Balkhi world map with climate boundaries, 816

214.3   al-Biruni world map of the distribution of land and sea, 1029 

214.4   al-Harrani, world map from the Jami ’al-funun, 14th century

214.5 El Escorial world map, 12th century

214.6 Terrestrial map, Takvim-i Tarihi

215    The Sawley Map (Henry of Mainz), ca.1110

           Jerome’s map of Asia

216  Guido of Pisa’s world map, 1119 

217  Lambert of St. Omer world maps, 1120

218   Hua I T’u [Map of China and the Barbarian Countries], ca.1137 

218.1 Yü Chi T’u [Map of the Tracks of Yü the Great], ca. 1137 

219   al-Idrisi’s world maps, 154 

          al-Sifaqsi world map, after al-Idrisi

             Sun‘I, from Lokman’s Zübdetü’t-tevarih

220    Ti Li chih T’u [Map of West China], 1155 

220.1   Fu Yin’s Yü Kung Shuo Tuan ca.1160 

220.2   Dili Tu, 1193/1247

220.3  Vercelli mappamundi, 12th-13th century

221  Ibn Said’s world map, Arabic, 13th century

222   al-Qazwini world maps

223   Psalter mappamundi, 1225 

223.1 Silent World Map, 1265

223.2 Bar Hebrews, 1226-1286

224   Gervase of Tilbury, Ebstorf mappamundi, 1234

224.2 Oxford MS 274 Prefatory map, late 13th century

224.3 Duchy of Cornwall Fragment

225   Matthew Paris’ world map, 1250

         Matthew Paris’  Itinerary,  from London to Apulia.

226   Richard de Bello of Haldingham, Hereford mappamundi, 1290

226.1  The Mamunic World Map, Ibn Fadl Allah al-‘Umari, ca. 16th century

226.2   Eclectic Indian world map, ca. 1770


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