Ireland of Ancient Times — Claudius Ptolemy


Ireland of Ancient Times —

Claudius Ptolemy





The only maps from Ancient Times are not, by today’s standards, very accurate, but that is completely understandable !



Now Let’s look at the World Map for back then


Early Ancient Maps of Ptolemaic Egypt
The House of Ptolemy: Maps of Ptolemaic Egypt











In 150 AD, the Greek scholar Claudius Ptolemy wrote a textbook entitled the Geography, which earned him the title ‘The Father of Geography’!


As for Ireland, essentially an little known Island at the edge of the known World, Ptolemy put together maps of the then known land and coast – today it looks like a Child’s drawing, but given they had no planes, no cars, and barely working Wheels





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