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    Antonio Tempesta's View of Rome, 1593 -- this portion of the 12-part map shows St. Peter's

    Map of Ancient Rome

    Timbuktu - Catalan map, 1375

    This Roman map of the acient world shows the road network in the Roman Empire in the 4th century and covers Europe, parts of Asia (India) and North-Africa.

    Pirro Ligorio, Anteiquae urbis imago, Lossi reprint, 1773. Map in 12 parts of Ancient Rome recreated by Ligorio from his knowledge of ancient reliefs

    Map of Medieval England, by National Geographic Magazine, October 1979

    Crusader Map

    Templar Cross Map

    Münster Map 1636

    1879 - Aerial Map for Root & Tinker of New York

    Cesena - antica mappa di Roma - ancient map of Rome by gippi52, via Flickr.

    Map of ancient Rome.

    Map of Rome 1474 in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Firenze.

    Ancient Map of Egypt

    Hereford Mappa Mundi - the largest intact Medieval wall map in the world and its ambition is breathtaking – to picture all of human knowledge in a single image. The work of a team of artists, the world it portrays is overflowing with life, featuring Classical and Biblical history, contemporary buildings and events, animals and plants from across the globe, and the infamous ‘monstrous races’ which were believed to inhabit the remotest corners of the Earth.

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    13th century St. Omar map of crusader Jerusalem

    Jerusalem (German) 1590)

    1804 copy of perhaps the first ‘modern’ world map, made by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro in about 1450. It points south because 15th-century compasses were south-pointing. It shows the Portuguese discoveries in Africa and questioned the authority of medieval and classical sources. Intended for display in Venice, it emphasizes the feats of Marco Polo. The British East India Company commissioned this copy, thus implying that Britain was heir to the Portuguese empire.

    Vatican Gallery of Maps - Roma detail.

    Pirro Ligorio, Anteiquae urbis imago, Lossi reprint, 1773. Map in 12 parts of Ancient Rome recreated by Ligorio from his knowledge of ancient reliefs