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History of Cartography

Presentation of examples of maps throughout history.

Charles Nguyen

on 11 September 2013

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By: Charles Nguyen GIS 151
History of Cartography
Discovered at Nuzi near Kirkuk, dated from the dynasty of Sargon of Akkad, about 2400-2200 B.C. (left). The Babylonian tablet is a ground plan dated from the sixth or seventh century B.C. (right).
The Earliest Known Map
The ancient Biblical world describes some of the locations as Mesopotamia, Iran, Anatolia, the Caucasus, the Levant, Egypt, and Arabia.
Ancient Near East
Greece at the Time of the
Persian War, 500-479 B.C.
Ancient Greece
Historical Map of Medieval Europe in the 13th Century.
The Roman Empire
Medieval Europe
Different time periods of
Ancient Chinese Empire.
A look at the Roman Empire at three times different time in history: at the death of Caesar (44 B.C.), at the death of Augustus (14 A.D.), and at the death of Marcus Aurelius (180 A.D.).
Map of the Muslim World C.E.1500
Also shows the route of Marco Polo.
Age of Exploration
Earliest trade routes that Europeans took to China and the far east.
European Renaissance
European Enlightenment
19th Century
20th Century
Map of Europe in the Renaissance
Age of Enlightenment in Europe.
Old political map of Asia during the 19th century
A map of the U.S. (below) at the turn of the 20th Century shows population, settlement, and industrial areas.
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