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Ptolemy"s maps of northern Europe a reconstruction of the prototypes by Gudmund SchГјtte

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Published by H. Hagerup in Kjøbenhavn .
Written in English



  • Europe, Northern


  • Ptolemy, 2nd cent,
  • Europe, Northern -- Historical geography -- Maps

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Edition Notes

Statementby Gudmund Schütte. Published by the Royal Danish geographical society.
LC ClassificationsG87.P9 S3
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 150, xxxi, [2] p. incl. maps, tab.
Number of Pages150
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6754675M
LC Control Number31005510

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Genre/Form: Maps Literature: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Schütte, Gudmund, b. Ptolemy's maps of northern Europe. Kjøbenhavn, H. Hagerup []. Link to the book Embed a mini Book Reader 1 page 2 pages Open to this page? Finished. Ptolemy's maps of northern Europe, a reconstruction of the prototypes. Ptolemy's maps of northern Europe, a reconstruction of the prototypes ← Back to item details. PDF/ePub Info Share, | 9 /   Ptolemy's maps of northern Europe, a reconstruction of the prototypes Item Preview Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). Ptolemy’s world map, reconstituted from Ptolemy’s Geography (c. AD) in the 15th century, indicating “Scythia” (Pakistan) in the center, “Sinae” (China) at the extreme right, beyond the island of “Taprobane” (Ceylon or Sri Lanka, oversized) and the “Aurea Chersonesus” (Southeast Asian peninsula). The continents are given as Europe, Asia, and Libya (Africa).

The modern map of Spain printed in the Ulm edition of Ptolemy’s “Geographia” of , is one of the earliest obtainable printed “modern” maps of Spain. The various regions of Spain are clearly marked, with the Kingdom of Navarre highlighted in green, and Portugal in light yellow wash. ref £15, The Image of the World: An Interactive Exploration of Ten Historic World Maps (CD-Rom) $ available through Social Studies School Service. Based upon the book, by Peter Whitfield, The Image of the World: 20 Centuries of World Maps, 8 This map can be found in the Whitfield book cited above as well as on the CD-Rom.   A Map of Northern Europe is the best way of graphically representing the geographical area of any region. This region may be world, country or the continent and using the map all the characteristic of the region can be represented in the best understandable manner to the users. Europe is one of the largest continents in the world and therefore this continent is divided into several parts so. The Ptolemy world map is a map of the world known to Hellenistic society in the 2nd century. It is based on the description contained in Ptolemy 's book Geography, written c. Based on an inscription in several of the earliest surviving manuscripts, it is traditionally credited to Agathodaemon of Alexandria.

Ptolemy’s Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time. Written in the second century AD, for more than fifteen centuries it was the most detailed topography of Europe and Asia available and the best reference on how to gather data and draw maps.. Ptolemy championed the use of astronomical. Ptolemy (c) was a hugely important geographer and astronomer working in Ancient Rome. This map takes valuable information from his famous book work informed mapmakers on the size of the Earth, and the co-ordinates for the positions of all the places and features indicated on the map. When a text, illustrated with maps, was brought to Rome shortly after and was translated into Latin, it caused a sensation. It paved the way for an entirely new, scientific, method of mapping and the text was much copied. This map comes from a copy of the Geographia that was created in northern . Ptolemy also devised and provided instructions on how to create maps both of the whole inhabited world and of the Roman the second part of the Geography, he provided the necessary topographic lists, and captions for the maps. His oikoumenè spanned degrees of longitude from the Blessed Islands in the Atlantic Ocean to the middle of China, and about 80 degrees of latitude from Born: c. AD , Egypt, Roman Empire.