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Geographia

circa 150

Why is it canonical?

Ptolemy's Geographia, also called the Cosmographia, was the most comprehensive resource of all the known locations of interest in the Roman world with corresponding latitudes and longitudes. It was the dominant source for cartographical knowledge for centuries, throughout the Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic worlds.

Creators

Ptolemy

Languages

Greek

Periods

Classical Rome

Images and Videos

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Illustration from Ptolemy's Geographia

Resources

HTML version of the first two books of Ptolemy's Geographia