Ptolemaic map of British Isles

Ptolemaic map of British Isles

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Ptolemaic map of the British Isles. This map was reproduced in the 15th Century 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 lists classical latin names for locations such as Hibernia (Ireland), Albion (Britain), and Caledonia (Scotland) which, according to Ptolemy's coordinates, appears misaligned.

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