Index of Cartographic Images Illustrating
Maps of the Early Medieval Period
400-1300 A.D.


Below are listed the cartographic images in my collection. Each of these items currently have links to the associated image and/or monograph web pages. If you see a map that you would like to view, simply click on that underlined number. If there are maps that you would like to see but do not currently have links to them, simply e-mail your request to jsiebold@cfl.rr.com and I will e-mail the page(s) directly to you ASAP.


Time Chart of Medieval Cartography, 400 - 1400 A.D.


Slide# Title/Description/Cartographer/Date
201 Macrobian world map, French MS, 12th century
201A Macrobian world map, Brescia, 1483
201B Macrobian World map, from unknown MS in Bodleian Library
201C Macrobian world map, Johannes Eschuidus, 1489 (Nordenskiöld)
201C1Macrobian world map, Summa Anglicana Johannes Eschuidus (1489)
201D Macrobian world map, 10th century in Bede's De temporum ratione.
201D1Macrobian world map in Bede's De temporum ratione, unknown,10th century
201E Macrobian world map, 15th century in Petrus Alphonsus' Dialogus Contra Judeos.
201E1Macrobian world map, Petrus Alphonsus,15th century
201F Macrobian world map, 9 th century
201F1Macrobian world map, 9th century
201G Macrobian world map in Commentarium in somnium Sciopionis, 15th century, 12.5 cm diameter
 
202 Cosmas Indicopleustes' world picture in Christian Topography, 6th century
202B World map in Christian Topography, Cosmas Indicopleutes, (6th century)
202C Tabernacle world view from Cosmas Indicopleutes, from Christian Topography, 6th century
202C1 Tabernacle world view from Comas Indicopleutes, 6th century, from Christian Topography
202D Tabernacle world view in the Christian Topography, Cosmas Indicopleutes, 6th century
202E Antipodes in Christian Topography, Cosmas Indicopleutes, 6th century
202E1 Antipodes in Christian Topography, Cosmas Indicopleutes, (6th century)
202F Illustrations from the Christian Topography (Montfaucon)
 
203 Anonymous Geographer from Ravenna (Miller)(ca. 700)
203A Anonymous Geographer from Ravenna (Avezac/Beazley)(ca. 700)
203A1Anonymous geograpger from Ravenna world map (ca. 700)
 
204 Map of the "Inhabited Quarter", Sadiq Isfahani, 1647
 
205 Isidore of Seville's tripartite world map,1472(the first printed map in Europe)
205A T-O map from Isidore of Seville's Etymologiarum, detail,Günter Zainer, 1472
205A1 T-O map from Isidore of Seville's Etymologiarum, detail,Günter Zainer, 1472
205AA Y-O map, unknown, 12th century, from MS. of Bede's De natura rerum (8 cm diameter)
205B T-O map, circa 1500, Venice (Brown)
205B1 T-O map from Isidore of Seville's Etymologiarum, unknown, ca. 1500
205B2 T-O map reconstruction unknown, modern
205B3 T-O map reconstruction unknown, modern
205BB Byzantine-Oxford T-O map, 1110, (17 cm diameter).*
205C T-O manuscript map, 10th century
205CC Diagram map from MS of Bede's De natura rerum,, unknown , 9th century
205D T-O map, 13th century French manuscript (26.9 X 15.9 cm)
205DD Isidorean mappamundi, 11th century (26 cm diameter).*
205E T-O map, unknown, facsimile copy from Santarem's Essai . . .,
205E1 T-O map from Isidore of Seville's Etymologiarum, unknown
205EE T-O map, Situs Hierusalem (map of Jerusalem), 13th century (21.5 X 12.7 cm).*
205EE1 Situs Hierusalem (map of Jerusalem), unknown, ca. 1100
205F T-O maps, 12th century Sallust manuscript + copy from Zacharias' Orbis brevarium,1493
205F1 T-O maps from Zacharias' Orbis breviarium, unknown,12th cen.
205F2 T-O maps from Zacharias' Orbis breviarium ,unknown,1493
205FF T-O map, Map of Jerusalem, 12th century.*
205G T-O map, Sallust unknown.
205GG T-O map, circular plan of Jerusalem, unknown, 13th century (26 cm diameter)*
205H T-O map, unknown, 14th century from a Sallust manuscript, Bellum Jugurthinum.
205HH Reverse T-O map from MS. of Bede's De natura rerum , unknown, 12th century (19 cm diameter).
205I T-O map, unknown, 9th century manuscript, Strasburg.
205II Climate/Zone and T-O maps, Giacomo Foresti, 1503.
205J T-O map, from Lambert of St. Omer's Liber Floridus.*
205JJ T-O map from MS of Isidore's De natura rerum, unknown, 9th century
205K T-O map from Jean Mansel's La fleur des histoires (Lambert of St Omer), 15th century
205K1 T-O from Jean Mansel's La fleur des histiores, Lambert of St. Omer,15th century
205KK T-O map showing 4th continent (11 cm diameter), unknown.
205L T-O map, unknown, from 13th century Isidorean manuscript (18.5 X 18.5 cm).
205LL Sallust T-O map with West orientation, unknown, from De bello Jugurthino (6.8 cm diameter)
205M T-O map, from Isidorean manuscript, unknown, 8th century (22 X 29 cm).
205MM T-O map, unknown, from 13th century Sallust manuscript (10.5 cm diameter),with symmetrical rivers
205N T-O map, from Sallust manuscript, unknown,13th century (10.5 cm diameter).
205NN Climatic Zone and T-O maps, from Novissime Hystoriae, Giacomo Foresti
205O T-O map, unknown, from a 13th century Sallust codex (4.3 cm diameter).
205P T-O map, unknown, from a 10th century manuscript (11.5 cm diameter).
205Q T-O map from Isidore of Seville's Etymologiarum, unknown,10th century
205R T-O map, unknown, from a 13th century manuscript (13 cm diameter).
205S Y-O map, unknown, from an 11th century MS. of Isidore's Etymologiarum (10.8 cm diameter)
2205T T-O and V maps, unknown, from a 12th century MS. of Isidore's Etymologiarum.
205U T-O map, unknown, from 14th century edition of the writings of Lucan (13.8 cm diameter).
205V T-O map, from 13th century manuscript by Gautier de Chatillon (10.4 cm diameter), north orientation
205W Y-O map, unknown, from Macrobius' Commentarium in somnium, 11th century.
205X T-O map, from 13th century MS. L'image du monde by Gautier de Metz (6.6 cm diameter).
205Y T-O map, unknown, from 11th century MS. edition of Beatus' Commentary on the Apocalypse of Saint John (4.7 cm diameter)
205Z T-O map, unknown, from 12th century edition of Bede's De natura rerum (8.1 cm diameter)
 
206 The Albi, or Merovingian, world map, unknown, 8th century, 29 x 23 cm, the oldest surviving detailed world map !
206A The Albi or Merovingian map,unknown, 8th century
 
207 Beatus world map, 894-926 A.D., Ashburnham copy
207A London, Beatus of Liebana, (1109)
207A London, Beatus of Liebana, (1109)
207B Beatus world map, London copy, 1109 A.D. (Santarem)
207C St. Sever, Beatus of Liebana, (1060)
207D St. Sever world map after Beatus, 1060 A.D.
207D1 St. Sever world map after Beatus, 1060 A.D. detail: the Antipodes
207D1 St. Sever, detail: Antipodes, Beatus of Liebana, 1060
207E St. Sever, Beatus of Liebana,(1060)
207E1 St. Sever, Beatus of Liebana (1060)
207F Beatus world map, Turin copy, 1150 A. D.
207G Beatus world map, Turin copy, 1150 A. D. (Jomard)
207G1 Turin, Beatus of Liebana , (1150)
207H. Beatus world map, Osma copy, 1203 A.D. (Miller)
207H1 Osma, Beatus of Liebana, (1086-1203)
207I Beatus world map, Paris III copy, 1250 A.D.
207J Beatus world map, Altamira copy, 12th century.
 
208 Sino-Tibetan world map, ca. 733 A.D. [12th century reproduction].
 
209 Chinese world-picture from the Chhin-Ting Shu T'u Shuo.
 
210 Anglo-Saxon, or Cottonian world map from Priscian's Periegsis, ca. 995 A.D.
210A Anglo-Saxon, or Cottonian world map, 900 A.D.interpretive drawing
210A1 Anglo-Saxon or Cottoniana Map, unknown (Priscian's Periegsis), (ca. 995)
 
211 world map, al-Istrakhri, 1193
211A al-lstakhri II world map, al-Istakhri, 934 A.D.
211B world map, al-Istrakhri, (1193)
211C al-Istakhri's world map, Arabic, 977/1570 A.D.*
211D Arab World Map reconstruction, E. Raisz , (10th century)
 
212 Massaudy world map, pre-956 A.D.
 
213 world map, Ibn Hawqal, 980 A.D.
213A Mediterranean area only, Ibn Hawqal.
213B world map, Ibn Hawqal, 1445
 
214 world map, al-Kashgari, from the Diwan lughat al-Turk al-Kashgari, 1076
214.1 world map, Ibn al-Wardi, 1001 (16.5 cm diameter).*
214.2 world map with climate boundaries, Balkhi, 816 A.D.
214.3 world map of the distribution of land and sea, al-Biruni, 1029 (9.5 cm diameter).
214.4 world map, Ahmad ibn al-Harrani, from his Jami al-funun, 14th century (18 X 24 cm).
214.5 Annonymous world map attributed to Theodulphe, 11th century.
214.6 world map, Ibn al-Wardi,17th century copy
214.7 Ottoman version of Ibn Wardi's world map,Ibn Wardi,16th century
214.7 climate (zone) map from Mu'jam al-buldan [Dictionary of Countries], Yaqut, plus transliteration, ca, 1224.
 
215 World map,Henry of Mainz,1110
215A World map, Henry of Mainz, (1110)
215A World map,Henry of Mainz, (1110)
215B Henry of Mainz, world map, detail of Middle East.
215C Jerome's map of Asia, 12th century.
 
216 World Map of Guido of Pisa, 1119 A.D. 13 cm diameter
 
217 zonal world map, Lambert of St. Omer,Martianus Capella, Ghent copy,1120 A.D.
217 Zone map from Liber Floridus, Lambert of St. Omer, Martianus Capella, (12th century)
217A Zonal world map from Liber Floridus (Wolfenbüttel) Lambert St Omer, 12th century
217B Zone map from Liber Floridus, Lambert of St. Omer, 12th century
217C Example of Zonal Map Divisions, modern
 
218 Hua I T'u [Map of China and the Barbarian Countries], unknown, ca.1137 A.D.
218A Hua I T'u [Map of China and the Barbarian Countries], unknown, (1137)
 
218.1 Yü Chi T'u [Map of the Tracks of Yü the Great], ca. 1137 A.D.
218.1A Yü Chi T'u [Map of the Tracks of Yü the Great] (Hapgood).
 
218.2 Yü Chi T'u compared with modern map of China, unknown, (1137)
 
219 world map, al-Idrisi, round, 804/1154/1456 A.D.
219A world map, al-Idrisi, rectangular, 1154 A.D.*
219A1 World map, detail of Europe/NorthAfrica, al-Idrisi,1192
219A2 World map, al-Idrisi ,1154
219B World map, al-Idrisi,1192
219D World map, al-Idrisi ,(1192)
 
 
220 Ti Li chih T'u [Map of West China], unknown, 1155
 
220.1 Vercelli's world map, unknown, 1191-1218 12th-13 th century.
 
220A Diagrammatic chart of river systems of West China, unknown,1160
220B Ti Li T'u [General Map of China], Huang Shang and Wang Chih-Yuan, 1193
 
221 world map, Ali ibn Musa Ibn Sa'id al-Maghribi, from the Kitab al-bad' wa-al-ta'rikh, 1570
221A World map from Kitab al-bad' wa-al-ta'rikh, Ali ibn Musa ibn Sa'id al-Maghribi,1570
 
222 world map, Zakariya Ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini, 1032/1622*
222.1 Distribution of Land and Sea from al-Qazwini's 'Aja'ib al-makhluqat, Zakariya Ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini,1539
222.2 world map, Zakariya Ign Muhammad al-Qazwini from a 16 th century edition.
222.3 World map,Hamd Allah Mustawfi al-Qazwini, 1258
222.3A World map, Hamd Allah Mustawfi al-Qazwini ,1258
 
222.4 TurkishWorld map
 
223 Psalter mappamundi, unknown, 1225-1250*
223A Psalter mappamundi, unknown, 1225-1250
 
224 Ebstorf mappamundi,Gervase of Tilbury, (1234)
224 Gervase of Tilbury, Ebstorf mappamundi, 1234 (color reproduction)
224A Ebstorf mappamundi, detail: the Garden of Eden.
224B Ebstorf mappamundi, detail: Gog and Magog
224C Ebstorf mappamundi, detail: the East
224D Ebstorf mappamundi, detail: Southern Africa
224E Ebstorf mappamundi, detail: Europe
224F Ebstorf mappamundi, detail: Jerusalem
Ebstorfer Weltkarte Web Site
 
225 world map, Matthew Paris, 1250.
225.1 World map, Matthew Paris, 1250
225.2 Map of England, Matthew Paris,1250
225.2A Map of England, Matthew Paris,1250
225.3 Map of England, Matthew Paris,1250
225.4 Itinerary, from London to Apulia, Matthew Paris,1250
225.4A Itinerary, from London to Apulia, Matthew Paris, 1250
225.5 Itinerary, from London to Apulia, Matthew Paris, 1250
225.5A Itinerary, from London to Apulia, Matthew Paris, 1250
225.5B Map of Palestine, Matthew Paris, 1250
225.5C Map of Palestine , Matthew Paris, 1250
 
225.6 World map of William of Conches in his Dragmaticon William of Conches,13th century
 
226 Hereford mappamundi, Richard de Bello of Haldingham, 1290
226A Hereford mappamundi, color redrawing
226A Hereford Mappamundi (outline)
226B Hereford Mappamundi, detail: Day of Judgement
226C Hereford Mappamundi, detail: Africa and Ceasar Augustus
226D Hereford mappamundi, detail, Africa.
226E Hereford Mappamundi, detail: Asia and Europe
226F Hereford Mappamundi, detail: Garden of Eden and India
226G Hereford Mappamundi, detail: Tower of Babel and Mesopotamia
 
226.1 world map, Ibn Fadl Allah al-'Umari ca, 16th century
226.2 Eclectic world map
226.2A Eclectic world map, detail: India and adjacent areas
 

last updated 22 April 1998


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