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Turkish and Ottoman Maps and Prints | Claudius Ptolemy

Claudius Ptolemy (87-150 AD), an Alexandrian Greek, is probably the gratest of all early geographers. Working out of Alexandria in the first century AD he wrote a geography that was only published in Europe in the mid 1400s. His work provided the first real printed maps and he was held in such high regard that few attempted to correct these thousand plus year old descriptions until the mid 1500s.