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Maps of the Mediterranean

The peoples who inhabited the semi-arid shores of the Mediterranean were united in a common world view - as the name suggests, they saw themselves as living at the center of the world.



The region, similar in size to that of the Caribbean, had seen the rise and fall of several civilizations and, in the late 15th century, was again in flux. Prosperous city states were on the rise amidst the decline of medieval feudal society. Renewed interest in Greek and Roman cultures fostered humanistic studies in art and science. New, stimulating ideas were spread with the advent of printing.

The Mediterranean Sea linked three continents -- Europe, Asia, and Africa. Surrounding that sea was a world of diverse peoples, languages, and religions. Even its northern shores, largely united by Christianity, exhibited a remarkable variety of languages, customes, currencies, and political economies.

Look at these maps:


  • Interactive Ancient Mediterranean
  • ancient maps web list
  • The Catalan Atlas - 14th century
  • Antique maps - France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans

  • The Waters of Rome - An interactive archive of the hydrological history and urban development of the city of Rome from 753 BC to the present day
  • Maps of Rome
  • Harbours of Alexandria
  • Historical maps of the Balkans - from ancient times to present
  • The Balkans - end of XIX - begining of XX century
  • Other maps of the Balkans - end of XIX century
  • New maps of the Balkans - from ancient times to present
  • Europe historical maps - AD 1 - AD 1600
  • Middle East maps - A nice list of links to old and modern historical maps
  • Old map of the Dead Sea
  • A nice collection of medieval maps - not only from the Mediterranean
  • Specialist Antique Map Magazine
  • Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection