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T-O map, from 11th century MS. edition of Beatus' Commentary

Diagram of the earth and oceans, Harley MS 2772, Germany 11th century. Although this is 11th century copy, the map was first created in the early 5th century, when Macrobius wrote his commentary. Most of the maps made at this time focused on the known world of the Roman Empire, but Macrobius was interested in the idea that other parts of the earth might be inhabited.

Portolan map, sixteenth century

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Medieval map, 1350

from Atlas Obscura

Juan de la Cosa Map

Juan de la Cosa Map- The earliest known map to show America, discovered by accident at a Paris bookshop

Geological paleontological map British Islands 1854

Mississippi River map put together by Nelson Minar