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The "Second Map of Asia" (Tabula Seconda de Asia), 1467.

Sarmatia was a region of the Eurasian steppe inhabited by the Sarmatians.

Maciej Miechowita (1457–1523) used "Sarmatia" for the Black Sea region and further divided it into Sarmatia Europea, which included East Central Europe, and Sarmatia Asiatica.[1] Filippo Ferrari (1551–1626) also divided the two.

Sarmatia Asiatica[edit]

Sarmatia Asiatica ("Asiatic Sarmatia") was the name used in Ptolemy's Geography (c. 150) for a part of Sarmatia, a large region which included parts of Europe and Asia.

In modern times, geographers had various views on its extent:

Sarmatia Europea[edit]

Another part was Sarmatia Europea ("European Sarmatia"),[5] which was situated further west. European Sarmatia largely corresponds to what was later known as Grand Duchy of Lithuania; later, Intermarium; and nowadays the Three Seas Initiative. Sarmatia was present in most maps of the region from the time of Ptolemy until the end of the 18th century.

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  1. ^ Howell A. Lloyd; Glenn Burgess; Simon Hodson (2007). European Political Thought 1450-1700: Religion, Law and Philosophy. Yale University Press. p. 209. ISBN 978-0-300-11266-5.
  2. ^ Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1876) [1860]. An Ancient Geography, Classical and Sacred. J.H. Butler. pp. 53–54.
  3. ^ a b Arrowsmith 1832.
  4. ^ A. PICQUOT (1826). Elements of Universal Geography, ancient and modern; containing a description ... of the several countries, states, &c. ... to which are added historical, classical and mythological notes, etc. pp. 268–.
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