Wednesday, April 25, 2007

World Map 2nd Century

Description: Ptolemy world map ca. 150 AD. Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy), was a mathmatician, geographer, astronomer and astrologer who lived in the Hellenistic culture of Roman Egypt. One of his main works is his Geographia, a compilation of the known geography in the Roman Empire. This map is a reconstruction made in the 15th century.

(Highest res.: jpg, 1344 x 915 pixel, 200 dpi, file size: 810 KB)