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Maps of Constantinople

Constantinople, known as Istanbul today, was the capital of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire until the city fell to invading Turks in 1453. A glittering center of learning and trade as well as politics, Constantinople stood head and shoulders above all other western cities for centuries.

 
Constantinople
From Muir's Historical Atlas, a small, simple map of Constantinople's location, placed online at Paul Halsall's Medieval Sourcebook.

Constantinople
Complex city map online at Paul Halsall's Medieval Sourcebook.

Map of Constantinople 1451-1481
From the Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, a map of Constantinople at the end of the Byzantine Empire and the beginning of the Ottoman Empire, here at the Medieval History site.


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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.
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