Map

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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[edit]

See also Old maps & Wikipedia article: History of cartography (below subscripts link back to Wikipedia entries (if available))

Early civilisation[edit]

Medieval maps[edit]

Renaissance[edit]

Modern maps[edit]

Late 16th century
17th century
19th century

Types of maps[edit]

Geographical maps[edit]

Subscripts link back to Wikipedia entries (if available))

Thematic map[edit]

See also Wikipedia article: Thematic map (also subscripts link back to Wikipedia entries (if available))

Pictorial maps[edit]

See also Wikipedia article: Pictorial maps

Star charts[edit]

See also Wikipedia article: Star chart

More specific types of maps[edit]

Subscripts link back to Wikipedia entries (if available))

Maps by theme[edit]

Maps by theme, the more general types[edit]

Subscripts link back to Wikipedia entries (if available))

Maps by theme, more specific types[edit]

Map principles[edit]

Map usage[edit]

21th century

See also[edit]