209 - Beyond the Helvetian Desert: Ancient, Mysterious Germany
The source for this map of 2nd century Germania Magna (Greater Germany) is Ptolemaeus’ Geographia. The Geographia is a compilation of what was known of the world’s geography in the 2nd century AD. Although the knowledge of regions outside the Empire is sometimes quite sketchy, Ptolemy’s atlas (the original maps were lost, and reconstituted in later centuries based on the coordinates provided by Ptolemy for each locality) remained authoritative up until the age of Discovery.
Germany and Berlin was divided into four zones of occupation, which later in 1949 formed the basis for the creation of two German states – the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic
See the Oldest Depiction of the Universe in Human History
Bronze Age Sky Disc. A group of German scholars who studied this archaeological gem has discovered evidence which suggests that the disc was used as a complex astronomical clock for the harmonization of solar and lunar calendars.
The largest known late medieval world map was the "Ebstorf Mappa Mundi". This map named for the Benedictine monastery in Ebstorf Germany where it was found in 1830. The map was most likely produced in the middle of the thirteenth century. Unfortunately the map was completely destroyed during the Second World War.