Medieval Maps

Medieval Maps is a term that covers a broad amount of time and a very diverse range of areas on the Earth. Maps changed over the centuries and they are a critical part of the development of cultures and societies. They changed the way we think about the world and they changed according to how we viewed the world.

 


Medieval Europe 950-1300 (World History Wall Maps)
Medieval Map of Europe

MAPS

 

 

 

 

Antique Paper Medieval Map Map World-Antique Paper 1500's Maps Art Poster Print by Gerardus Mercator, 55x38

 

 

 

 

17th Century Medieval World Map

New World Map, 17th Century, Antique Maps Art Poster Print by Nicholas Visscher, 30x24

 

 

 

Map of Medieval England

Medieval England Map 1979 Giclee Poster Print, 30x40

 

 

 

 

Vintage Global Map Vintage Global Map II, Antique Maps Art Poster Print by Mary Elizabeth, 5x7

 

 

 

 

 

Books

Maps of the Ancient Sea KingsMaps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age Charles Hapgood's classic 1966 book on ancient maps is back in print after 20 years. Hapgood produces concrete evidence of an advanced worldwide civilisation existing many thousands of years before ancient Egypt. He has found the evidence in many beautiful maps long known to scholars. Hapgood concluded that these ancient mapmakers were in some ways much more advanced in mapmaking than any people prior to the 18th century. It appears they mapped all the continents. The Americas were mapped thousands of years before Columbus. Antarctica was mapped when its coasts were free of ice. There is evidence that these people must have lived when the Ice Age had not yet ended in the Northern Hemisphere and when Alaska was still connected with Siberia by the Pleistocene, Ice Age 'land bridge'.

 

Atlas of Medieval Europe Atlas of Medieval Europe This is an excellent text for any medieval neophyte, beginning with the recovery of the European continent after the fall of Rome and carrying the reader on through to the birth of the Renaissance in Italy and beyond. Along the way the text scrupulously examines feudalism, the Crusades, the medieval popes, the consolidation of the city-state, and the rise of the Ottoman Empire, amongst other areas of history and interest. Each chapter is replete with timelines, maps, charts, graphs, and scores of beautiful illustrations showcasing the architecture, art, manuscripts, dress, and other items of the day. Konstam has created a text that should be part of every home and public library, and a very welcome addition at that (and, I hasten to add, a bargain at $25). --The Bloomsbury Review--Sep/Oct 2007

 

To The Ends of the EarthTo the Ends of the Earth: 100 Maps That Changed the World "Illustrated with one hundred of the world's most beautiful and fascinating maps An expert author and consulting team deliver a rich and authoritative history of cartography

This thought-provoking history of cartography focuses on 100 key maps that changed human understanding of the world around us, changed the course of map-making itself, or directly influenced the path of history. It reveals how different peoples have observed and represented their world through the ages and explores the human fascination with maps. It addresses how maps have been used for navigation, exploration, wartime propaganda and planning, and to project national goals. Informative, insightful and absorbing, To the Ends of the Earth is a fascinating book that will appeal to scholars, lovers of history, collectors, and anyone who is interested in maps."