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visual representation of a geographical area
A medieval depiction of the Ecumene (1482, Johannes Schnitzer, engraver), constructed after the coordinates in Ptolemy's Geography and using his second map projection

A map is a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, and themes.


History mapEdit

Main gallery: Old maps.

see also: History of cartography

Early civilisationEdit

Middle AgesEdit


Late modern periodEdit

16th century

17th century

18th century

Type of mapEdit

Main category: Maps by type


Thematic mapEdit

see also: Thematic map

Pictorial mapEdit

Main category: Pictorial maps

see also: Pictorial map

Star chartEdit

Main category: Astronomical maps

see also: Star chart

See alsoEdit

Maps by themeEdit

Map principlesEdit

Map usageEdit

21st century

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