Maps from Antiquity: 6,200 BCE - 600 CE

105 Homer


Introduction

(Original: 1985 - Last updated 3 March 2024)


Select the green underlined number on the left to read the associated monograph


Monographs
100    Earliest known map, a town plan from Catal Hyük, 6,200 BCE 

l00A   Clay tablet from Ga-Sur, 2,300 B.C.
100.2 Saint Belac stone slab, 2100 B.C.
101     Mesopotamian city plan, Nippur District, 1,500 B.C.
102
    Turin Papyrus, 1,300 B.C.

103     Babylonian day tablet, world picture, 500 B.C.
104
    Time Chart of Historical Cartography: Antiquity, 600 BCE to 300 CE (Raisz)
105
    Ancient Greek views of the earth, reconstructed from description in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey
106
    Three views of the earth from ancient Greece: Thales of Miletus,  Anaximander, and Hecatæus (reconstructions)
107
    Anaximenes of Miletus, world map, 610-546 BCE (reconstruction)
108
    Hecatæus’ world map, circular disk, 500 BCE (reconstructions)
109
    Herodotus’ world map, 450 BCE (reconstructions)
110
    Ephorus’ Parallelogram, 350 BCE (reconstruction)
111
    Dicæarchus of Messana, a world map, 300 BCE (reconstruction)
111.1
 Qin Maps, 239 B.C.
112
    Eratosthenes’ world map, 170-190 BCE (reconstruction)
112.1
 Han Maps, 168 B.C.
113
    Crates’ globe, 180-150 BCE (reconstructions)
113.1 Ancient Chinese world view, from the Chhin-Ting Shu Ching T’u Shuo, 138 B.C.

114     Posidonius’ world map, 150-130 BCE (reconstruction, Bertius, 1630)
115
    Strabo’s world map, 18 CE (reconstructions)
116
    Pomponius Mela’s world map, 37-42 CE (reconstruction)
117
    Dionysius Periegetes’ world map, 124 CE (reconstructions)
118
    Agrippa’s Orbis Terrarum, 100 CE (reconstructions)
119
    Claudius Ptolemy
120
    Tabula Peutingeriana, 100
121
    Masada Map of Palestine


Bibliography

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