Literary pet peeves

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Sun Feb 9 20:31:39 EST 2003

>Maps in the middle ages, even local ones, are
>possible, but very unlikely. I read recently that
>fragments exist of a map of ancient Rome that not only
>shows every building, but has their plans.

There may well have been Roman maps that showed city plans. There were 
certainly medieval maps, but they didn't show "geography" as we know it, 
and they certainly weren't intended for use the way we use maps today.


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