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A Medieval Atlas

Maps by Century

Twelfth Century Maps
Maps from 1101 to 1200 C.E.

By Year

1105:

Map of South Eastern Europe
From the Atlas to Freeman's Historical Geography, edited by J.B. Bury, a map focusing on the political divisions of the Balkans and other portions of southeastern Europe, here at the Medieval History site.

1154:

World Map by Moroccan Cartographer al-Idrisi New!
A map of the world made by Moroccan cartographer al-Idrisi for King Roger of Sicily in the year 1154, here at the Medieval History site.

1180:

The Gempei War, 1180-1185
Genealogical charts accompany this large, clear map of Japan, which depicts towns and religious complexes in addition to battle locations. Nicely done by Christopher West at the Samurai Archives site. 

Map of the Byzantine Empire
Black and white map by Peter Dykhuis at ByzNet shows the borders of the empire.

Map of Central Europe: 1180
From the Atlas To Freeman's Historical Geography, edited by J.B. Bury, a map of the political divisions of Germany and Central Europe in the year1180, here at the Medieval History site.

Map of South Eastern Europe
From the Atlas to Freeman's Historical Geography, edited by J.B. Bury, a map focusing on the political divisions of the Balkans and other portions of southeastern Europe, here at the Medieval History site.

1200:

Ireland circa 1200 AD: Norman Invasion
Clear map at the Ireland's History in Maps site is followed by useful info and a list of Gaelic septs.

General

Boundaries of Serbia
Public domain map from "Kosovo: History of a Balkan Hot Spot," by the C.I.A. depicts the shifting boundaries of Serbia from the late 12th through the 14th century; here at the Medieval History site.

Map of Roman Suburbicarian (Cardinal) Bishoprics about the 12th Century
From the Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, a map of bishoprics in Italy in the 12th century or so, here at the Medieval History site.

Piast Poland, 966 to 1370
A very clean black and white map depicting the boundaries of Poland at the death of Boleslaw the Brave in 1025 and during the reign of Kazimierz the Great, 1333-70. From the Library of Congress Country Study on Poland, online here at the Medieval History site.

 

 

Eleventh Century Maps
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About the Medieval Atlas
   The Medieval Atlas is a directory of maps, charts, geographic drawings and illustrations, illuminations, and other cartographic representations of the world in general, and the geography of Europe in particular, during the Middle Ages. Both historical maps and period or "antique" maps are included.
   The directory links to maps on the web as well as to maps right here at the Medieval History site. Many maps are in the public domain and may be downloaded and used freely; however, please check each individual page for copyright notices and any terms of use for the map it displays.
   For more about this atlas, return to the
Medieval Atlas main page.

 

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