The world map of the Spanish cartographer, conquistador and explorer Juan de la Cosa created in 1500 is the earliest world map showing part of the Americas. Juan de la Cosa sailed the first 3 voyages with Columbus and was the captain of the Santa María.
: : map : : Liber Floridus - Europe map These images come from the fabled manuscript, 'Liber Floridus' (Book of Flowers), a Medieval encyclopædia produced some 900 years ago by Lambert, Canon of St Omer, in the NE France/Flanders/Belgium region
Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art Brain Pickings Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III
Map of Constantinople (modern Istanbul), by Florentine cartographer Cristoforo Buondelmonti. The oldest surviving map of the city, and the only surviving map which predates the Turkish conquest of Constantinople in
jothelibrarian: “ Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a fifteenth century map of England, Wales and Scotland. Confusingly, Scotland is at the bottom. Can you spot the cathedral city of St Andrews? And look, there’s Canterbury at the top.