A Greek World Map

  • O. Neugebauer


It was only by accident that I came in contact with a group of illustrations in Byzantine manuscripts recently studied by A. Tihon. In an article Les scolies des Tables Faciles de Ptoléméé 1 she discussed a collection of fifteen notes, more or less concerned with the use of the Handy Tables and related topics. In her introduction Dr. Tihon remarked that in several manuscripts the text of the scholia were followed by a group of diagrams among which she listed also une carte géographique. Since I had never seen a geographical map in a Greek manuscript I began to investigate this group of illustrations, using films I had at hand and several prints kindly put at my disposal by Dr. Tihon. I found this material of sufficient general interest to make it available for further study.


Greek Manuscript Eccentric Circle Circular Table Hellenistic World Handy Table 
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  1. 1.
    Cf. G. J. Toomer, The Chord Table of Hipparchus and the Early History of Greek Trigonometry. Centaurus 18, 1973, p. 6–28.MathSciNetADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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  • O. Neugebauer
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  1. 1.ProvidenceUSA

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