medieval cartography

Maps and Cartography

The Map Myth of Here Be Dragons

What lies at the edge of the known world?  During Roman times and extending into medieval times, cartographers would use the inscription HIC SVNT LEONES to mark areas of unexplored territories on maps, the Latin phrase translates to mean “Here are Lions”).   During medieval times, distant and unexplored lands on the […]

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. […]