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Description Eastern Hemisphere in 1200 AD.
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This map of the Eastern Hemisphere in 1200 AD was created by Thomas Lessman, based on information from the sources listed below. This map is free for educational use (see Permission info above). When using this map, please mention that it is available for free at Derivative work updated April 10, 2015 by little changes according with : H.E.Stier (dir.), Grosser Atlas zur Weltgeschichte, Westermann 1985, ISBN 3-14-100919-8, the DTV Atlas zur Weltgeschichte, 1987, french version ISBN 2-7242-3596-7, the Putzger Historischer Weltatlas, Cornelsen 1990, ISBN 3-464-00176-8, the Georges Duby’s Atlas historique, Larousse 1987, ISBN 2-03-503009-9, the six Atlas des peuples of André & Jean Sellier (dir.) La Découverte : Europe ocidentale : 1995, ISBN 2-7171-2505-9 Invalid ISBN, Europe centrale : 1992, ISBN 2-7071-2032-4, Orient : 1993, ISBN 2-7071-2222-X, Asie : 2001, ISBN 2-7171-3556-9 Invalid ISBN, Afrique, 2003, ISBN 2-2171-4129-1 Invalid ISBN, the Claude Mutafian & Eric VanLauwe’s Historic Atlas of Armenia, Autrement 2001, ISBN 2-7467-0100-6, the Történelmi atlasz a középiskolák számára, Kartográfiai Vállalat Szerkesztőbizottsága, Budapest 1991, ISBN 963-351-422-3, the Atlas istorico-geografic of the Romanian Academy, 1995, ISBN 973-27-0500-0, and the historic part of the Meyers Handatlas, Bibliographisches Institut of Leipzig, 1931.

Map Source References

  • Remember, sources often conflict with each other. This map is only as accurate as the information that is available to me. To report any errors or to help further this work, please click here, or email Thomas Lessman at

References for information contained in this map:

1. Borders of Europe are mostly derived from the "" map of Europe in 1200 AD.

  • (Please note: User:Bogomolov.PL has done a great job of showing me possible discrepancies in my north European borders compared to this source, due to the differences in the geographical layout of the maps.) See this talk page for more info.

2. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition; map of The World in 1200 AD (Pages 62-63) was also used to add additional information to this map.

3. Fringe areas like Africa, Australia, Siberia, etc. derive from various Wikipedia articles.

4. Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

5. Borders of Asian countries derive from various Wikipedia articles and Google history map searches.

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current10:00, 23 July 2017Thumbnail for version as of 10:00, 23 July 20173,240 × 1,903 (1.69 MB)Darwgon0801Reverted to version as of 01:39, 14 October 2016 (UTC)
09:49, 22 July 2017Thumbnail for version as of 09:49, 22 July 20173,240 × 1,903 (3.13 MB)GliganReverted to version as of 12:23, 11 April 2015 (UTC) according to established historiography
01:39, 14 October 2016Thumbnail for version as of 01:39, 14 October 20163,240 × 1,903 (1.69 MB)JournalmanManilaUpdate: In the Philippine islands there was a Siries of kindoms in the Archipehago: in North the Ifugao Society built a Rice terraces around c.500 BC. In the Central-Southern Luzon the Tondo Dynasty a Buddhist Hindu Kingdom and the Sinified Influenc...
12:23, 11 April 2015Thumbnail for version as of 12:23, 11 April 20153,240 × 1,903 (3.13 MB)Spiridon Ion CepleanuLittle changes, updated April 10, 2015 according with : H.E.Stier (dir.), Grosser Atlas zur Weltgeschichte, Westermann 1985, ISBN 3-14-100919-8, the DTV Atlas zur Weltgeschichte, 1987, french version ISBN 2-7242-3596-7, the Putzger Historischer Welt...
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