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Maps of The World - Old Maps



Ptolemy World Map Ptolemy World Map
This map is from the 15th century codex of Nicolaus Germanus, 1467. [Wikimedia]
Oldest Known World Map Oldest Known World Map
The map is the oldest known world map, it shows Assyria, Babylonia and Armenia in the 6th century BCE. [Image Courtesy of the British Museum]
World Mapa from the Point of View of Posidonius World Mapa from the Point of View of Posidonius
Drawn by two cartographers, Petrus Bertius & Melchior Tavernier, the map is an idea of Posidonius. He was the greatest Polymath of his time.
Reconstruction of Eratosthenes Map Reconstruction of Eratosthenes Map
Drawn by Eratosthenes (276-194 BCE), it shows information information from the campaigns of Alexander the Great and his successors. [Wikimedia]
Pomponius Melas view of the World Pomponius Melas view of the World
Pompinus is one of the unique geographer of his time, he divided the earth into five zones and only two were habitable. The map is only a reconstruction of how Pomponius view the world.
Map of the World According to Herodotus Map of the World According to Herodotus
Here is a map of the world according to Herodotus, BC 450. [Wikimedia]
Ptolemaios Map Ptolemaios Map
Map of the world according to Ptolemy, 1467 codex, circa 150 CE.[Wikipedia]
Impossible Black Tulip-world Map Impossible Black Tulip-world Map
Possibly a Black Tulip world map showing the north and south America.[Wikimedia]
Map of the North and South America Map of the North and South America
Map of the North and South America by Willem Blaeu, 1665.[Wikimedia]
Map of the North and South America Map of the North and South America
Map showing the connection of the North and South America by an Isthmus. This was published in 1512. [Wikimedia]