File:Add 19391 19-20.png

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English: A Greek-language map of Hibernia (Ireland) and Albion (Great Britain) derived from Ptolemy's Geography, probably in the early 14th century at Constantinople (Istanbul), held by the Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos prior to its theft and purchase by the British Museum. The map reflects Ptolemy's mistaken placement of Scotland at a right angle to the rest of Britain, apparently derived from his reliance on seafarer's logs.
Date early 14th century
Source Codex Athous Vatopedinus 655: Add. MS 19391, f 19v-20 (British Library, London)
A collection of geographical works copied from the Urbinas Graecus 82 in the early 14th century.
This map stolen by Constantine Simonides and sold to Frederic Madden, Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum in 1853.
Author Anonymous (likely a monk or scholar of Constantinople, sometimes associated with Maximus Planudes)
Based upon the Geography of Claudius Ptolemy
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