Strabo’s Map

Strabo (c. 64-24 BC) is most famous for his 17-volume work Geographica, which presented a descriptive history of people and places from different regions of the world known to his era. 

Reconstruction of Strabo’s Map.

Although Strabo referenced the antique Greek astronomers Eratosthenes and Hipparchus and acknowledged their astronomical and mathematical efforts towards geography, he claimed that a descriptive approach was more practical. Geographica provides a valuable source of information on the ancient world, especially when this information is corroborated by other sources. Within the books of Geographica is a map of Europe. Whole world maps according to Strabo are reconstructions from his written text.

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