Ravenna Cosmography Roman Britain Notitia Dignitatum Antonine
Itineraries Ptolemy's Geography Rudge Cup Amiens patera Romano British Peutinger
Table Cursus Publicus Tabula Peutingeriana Claudius Ptolemaeus Itinerarium
Provinciarum Antonini Augusti Ravennatis Anonymi Cosmographia Kosmographie des
anonymen Geographen von Ravenna cartography
The Roman Map of Britain
In 1994 the author began a study of the British section of a manuscript known as The Ravenna Cosmography. That section records place-names of Britain during the Roman occupation. It was determined that the original source map was marked with lines of latitude. These lines are not spaced as whole degrees, but measure close to 0.9 degrees. which suggests a circle of 400 degrees rather than the expected 360. The Cosmography's author methodically recorded the cities from western Cornwall through Scotland.
As a matter of course, other sources of period place-names were examined. Primary among those were the Antonine Itineraries, Ptolemy's Geography, and the Notitia Dignitatum.
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June 27, 2014 - Back to work updating the web-site after seven years. Considerable updating in progress.
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