early cartography


Maps and Cartography

Map modeled after a depiction of Anaximander's World Map from An Introduction to Early Greek Philosophy by John Mansley Robinson, Houghton and Mifflin, 1968.

What if Ancient Greeks had GIS Technology?

From the ancient times, humans have been trying to explain all the natural phenomena happening around the earth. “What if…” is a typical question for ancient Greeks Geographers, known as panepistimones (which means pan = all , epistimones = scientists) (Leontidou L. 2011).  This question have been posted by different […]

Maps and Cartography

Planisphere Celeste Meridionale, 1705Planisphere Celeste Meridionale, 1705.

Notable Cartographers and Their Maps

Cartography is the art and science of map making. It requires a steady hand, attention to detail, and comprehensive knowledge of geography. Though most people can’t name one cartographer off of the tops of their heads, let alone a group of them, maps play an influential role in everyone’s lives. […]