Ptolemic World Map

Ptolemic World Map

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Caption: Ptolemic World Map. This map was reproduced in 1482 based on the works of the Roman scholar Claudius Ptolemy. His book, Geographia (also known as Cosmographia), printed in the 2nd Century, outlined geographical locations and provided instructions for map making. The map was created by German cartographer Donnus Nicolaus Germanus.

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Keywords: 15th century, antiquity, atlas, beatissimo patri paulo secundo pontifici maximo d, carte, cartography, classical, claudius ptolemy, donnus nicolaus germanus, geographia, geographical, geography, historical, history, map, maps, old world, ptolemic, style and period, world map

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