The Historic Mediterranean map contains a wealth of information about the history of the civilizations that inhabited the region and the archeaological sites they left behind.
Five period maps that show the expansion from Homer's world in 700 BC to the Hereford Map of 1290
Five inset maps illustrating the Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic periods of history
Historical notes and information on major cities, shipwrecks, submerged ruins, ancient ports, and more
Sites coded to show the civilizations that occupied them
Roman roads, passes, trade routes, and probable trade routes
37" x 22 1/2"
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Comments about Historic Mediterranean, 800 BC to AD 1500 Map:
This map is most useful for referencing antiquated and alternate place names not available in atlases or encyclopedia. Its very useful for general understanding of ancient Mediterranean civilizations. A good reference for those interested in biblical and ancient studies.
The road and sea trade route lines are not all that useful, if a bit distracting. The overall print quality of this map is wanting, and not so sharp as other NG maps I've acquired.
In summary, I'm glad to have this for reference, and am glad its on my wall!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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