World maps
A world map is a map of most or all of the surface of the Earth. World maps form a distinctive category of maps due to the problem of projection. Maps by necessity distort the presentation of the eart...
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Map: European colonialism conquered every country in the world but these five
This map shows every country that's been colonized or conquered by Europe. It's virtually all of them.
Oldest known globe of New World was carved on ostrich egg shell
A map engraved on the fused lower halves of two ostrich egg shells is thought to be the world's oldest known globe of the New World...
Early world maps
1n 1929, a map was found on a dusty shelf in a library in Constantinople. This Pire Reis Map shows features of the earth that nobody in 1513 should have bee...
Map projection
Commonly a map projection is a systematic transformation of the latitudes and longitudes of locations on the surface of a sphere or an ellipsoid into locations on a plane. Map projections are necessar...
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Thematic map
A thematic map is a type of map especially designed to show a particular theme connected with a specific geographic area. These maps "can portray physical, social, political, cultural, economic, socio...
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Early world maps
Early world maps cover depictions of the world from the Iron Age to the Age of Discovery and the emergence of modern geography during the early modern period.
A Babylonian world map, known as the ...
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List of map projections
This list/table provides an overview of the most significant map projections, including those listed on Wikipedia. It is sortable by the main fields. Inclusion in the table is subjective, as there is ...
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Outline of the Post-War New World Map
The Outline of the Post-War New World Map was a map completed before the attack on Pearl Harbor and self-published on February 25, 1942 by Maurice Gomberg of Philadelphia. It shows a proposed politica...
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Pomponius Mela
Pomponius Mela, who wrote around AD 43, was the earliest Roman geographer. He was born in Tingentera (now Algeciras) and died c. AD 45.His short work (De situ orbis libri III.) occupies less than one ...
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Johannes Schöner globe
The Johannes Schöner globes are a series of globes made by Johannes Schöner (1477–1547), the first being made in 1515. Schöner's globes are some of the oldest still in existence. Some of them are sai...
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Genoese map
The Genoese map is a 1457 world map. The map relied extensively on the account of the traveler to Asia Niccolo da Conti, rather than the usual source of Marco Polo. The author is not known, but is a ...
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World Map at Lake Klejtrup
9°38′29″E / 56.59054°N 9.64147°E / 56.59054; 9.64147The World Map at Lake Klejtrup (Danish: Verdenskortet ved Klejtrup Sø) is a miniature world map built of stones and gra...
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International Map of the World
The International Map of the World (called the Millionth Map after its scale of 1:1000000) was a project begun in 1913 to create a complete map of the world according to internationally agreed standar...
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Contarini-Rosselli map
The Contarini–Rosselli map of 1506 was the first printed world map showing the New World. The Contarini–Rosselli map was designed by Giovanni Matteo Contarini and engraved by Francesco Rosselli. It is...
De Virga world map
The De Virga world map was made by Albertinus de Virga between 1411 and 1415. The map contains a mention in small letters:(the last number of the date is erased by a fold in the map) Albertinus de Vir...
Bianco world map
Andrea Bianco was an Italian sailor and cartographer of the 15th century. His Atlante Nautico of 1436 comprises ten leaves of vellum, measuring 26 × 38 cm., and was in an 18th-century b...
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Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (pronounced [tʰɛˈaːtrʊm ˈɔrbɪs tɛˈrːaːrʊm], "Theatre of the World") is considered to be the first true modern atlas. Written by Abraham Ortelius and originally printed on May 2...
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Map of Juan de la Cosa
The map or chart of Juan de la Cosa is a mappa mundi painted on parchment, 93 cm high and 183 cm wide, currently preserved at the Museo Naval of Madrid (Spain). A line of text on the map says it ...
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Tabula Peutingeriana
The Tabula Peutingeriana (Peutinger table, Peutinger Map) is an illustrated itinerarium (in effect, a road map) showing the cursus publicus, the road network in the Roman Empire, covering Europe, Nort...
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Ibn Hawqal
Muḥammad Abū’l-Qāsim Ibn Ḥawqal (Arabic: محمد أبو القاسم بن حوقل‎, born in Nisibis, Upper Mesopotamia; travelled 943-969 CE) was a 10th-century Muslim Arab writer, geographer, and chronicler...
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Mercator projection
The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. It became the standard map projection for nautical purposes beca...
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Zeno map
The Zeno map is a map of the North Atlantic first published in 1558 in Venice by Nicolo Zeno, a descendant of Nicolo Zeno, of the Zeno brothers.The younger Zeno published the map, along with a series ...
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Babylonian Map of the World
The Babylonian Map of the World, Imago Mundi (c. 600 BCE) is a diagrammatic labeled depiction of the known world from the perspective of Babylonia. The map is incised on a clay tablet, showing Babylo...
Posidonius
Posidonius (Greek: Ποσειδώνιος, Poseidonios, meaning "of Poseidon") "of Apameia" (ὁ Ἀπαμεύς) or "of Rhodes" (ὁ Ῥόδιος) (c. 135 BCE – c. 51 BCE), was a Greek Stoic philosopher, politician, astronomer,...
Catalan Atlas
The Catalan Atlas (Catalan: Atles català, [ˈaɫːəs kətəˈɫa], [ˈaɫːes kataˈɫa], archaic spelling: Atlas Catalan) is the most important Catalan map of the medieval period (drawn and written in 1375)....
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Beatus of Liébana
Saint Beatus of Liébana (c. 730 – c. 800) was a monk, theologian and geographer from the former Duchy of Cantabria and Kingdom of Asturias, in modern Cantabria, northern Spain, who worked and lived in...
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Cantino planisphere
The Cantino planisphere or world map is the earliest surviving map showing Portuguese geographic discoveries in the east and west. It is named after Alberto Cantino, an agent for the Duke of Ferrara, ...
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Kangnido
The Honil Gangni Yeokdae Gukdo Ji Do ("Map of Integrated Lands and Regions of Historical Countries and Capitals."), often abbreviated as Kangnido, is a world map created in Korea (ca. 1470), produced ...
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Erdapfel
The Erdapfel (German: lit. earth apple) produced by Martin Behaim in 1492 is considered to be the oldest surviving terrestrial globe. It is constructed of a laminated linen ball in two halves, re...
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