The Romans were known not only for their great roads but also for their road maps, which looked more like a table. One of the most famous is the so-called Peutinger table, named after the collector of maps Konrad Peutinger (1465–1547).

Ancient Roman Maps - Peutinger Table
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The map consists of 12 sheets. It is 675 cm long and only 34 cm wide. It is a road-guide and its purpose is purely practical. The map is compressed from north to south and depicts the entire Roman Empire, the Middle East, India, and China. The map shows geographic objects, nations, and settlements (555 cities in total) along the Roman Empire routes, and also shows more than three thousand additional markers.

The map is made without any scientific principles, so we won’t find any scientific mapping and geographical projection here.