Amazing Maps of Medieval Cities


Some great medieval maps of some great medieval cities for your information and entertainment.

maps-of-medieval-cities-bologna
Bologna
maps-of-medieval-cities-bristol
Bristol
maps-of-medieval-cities-brugge
Brugge
maps-of-medieval-cities-brussels
Brussels
maps-of-medieval-cities-budapest-in-1617
Budapest in 1617
maps-of-medieval-cities-chester
Chester
maps-of-medieval-cities-istanbul
Constantinople
maps-of-medieval-cities-cracow-1493
Cracow 1493
maps-of-medieval-cities-Edirne-1688
Edirne 1688
maps-of-medieval-cities-Granada-1572
Granada 1572
maps-of-medieval-cities-exeter-1617
Exeter 1617
maps-of-medieval-cities-Edinburgh
Edinburgh
maps-of-medieval-cities--Ferrara-1600
Ferrara 1600
maps-of-medieval-cities-florence-1493-nuremberg-chronicle
Florence 1493
maps-of-medieval-cities-hamburg-1572
Hamburg 1572
maps-of-medieval-cities-jerusalem
Jerusalem
maps-of-medieval-cities-lavret
Lavret
maps-of-medieval-cities-london-1560
London 1560
maps-of-medieval-cities-Milan
Milan
maps-of-medieval-cities-orvieto
Orvieto
maps-of-medieval-cities-palmanova-italy
Palmanova Italy
maps-of-medieval-cities-Paris_1550
Paris 1550
maps-of-medieval-cities-paris, 1569
Paris 1569
maps-of-medieval-cities-scandinavia
Scandinavia
maps-of-medieval-cities-sevilla
Sevilla
maps-of-medieval-cities-sevilla2
Sevilla
maps-of-medieval-cities-toledo
Toledo
maps-of-medieval-cities-tunis-1574
Tunis 1574
maps-of-medieval-cities-valleta-malta-1705
Valleta 1705
maps-of-medieval-cities-venezia_1550
Venezia 1550
medieval-map-of-the-holy-land
The Holy Land

9 COMMENTS

  1. Great compilation. Thanks for all your maps no matter if thereĀ“s always a pedantic genius that want to remark that those are not medieval. Thanks and great stuff

  2. The only one of these maps that could be considered at all medieval is the last one, which was in the Rudimentum noviciorum, published at Lubek in 1475. The others are all from later time periods, mostly from Braun and Hogenberg’s _Civitates Orbis Terrarum_ (Cologne, 1572). Just look at the clothing, for starters.

    This is an important point, because the medievals would not have drawn accurate maps. They strove to draw maps that were “spiritually”, rather than geographically, true. The realization that the real world was worth studying and depicting accurately marked the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

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