Evolution of the World Map. A – Antiquity B – Middle Ages C – Age of Discovery D – Modern Era. Antiquity. Herodotus (circa 450 BC) Inspired by Pythagoras (530 BC) and his geometry. Father of geography. Basic physical and human geography. Exploration and travel instead of geometry.
A – Antiquity
B – Middle Ages
C – Age of Discovery
D – Modern Era
T-O map from the Etymologiae of Isidorus, 12th Century