Posts Tagged ‘Maps’

Here there be dragons

I’m currently reading Island of Lost Maps (WorldCat) and I came to the point in the book where the author mentions that a version of Ptolemy’s Geographia sells for over a million dollars. I searched and found a reproduction of Ptolemaeus Munster Geographia, 1540 (WorldCat), that was printed in 1966. I’m having so much fun trying to place current cities on the old maps.

I believe Treva is modern day Hamburg

Monsters at the edges of the map

Monsters at the edges of the map

India and the rest of the Orient

Detail of the edge of the world

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