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Description World Map by Cosmas Indicopleustes. The map is oriented with north to the top. It shows a rectangular landmass in the middle of the World Ocean (
, Okeanos), reflecting what Cosmas thought was the "floor" of the tabernacle-shaped universe. The Roman Gulf (i.e., Mediterranean) is shown in the western half, with indentations for the unmarked Adriatic and Aegean/Black seas. Three further gulfs are shown: the Caspian to the northeast and the Arabian (i.e., Red Sea) and Persian gulfs to the south. Paradise is shown in the far east, beyond the Ocean. Four rivers run from it and cross under or through the Ocean to reach Asia and Africa.
Date 6th century map.
Source "Les Sciences au Moyen-Age", "Pour la Science"
Author Cosmas Indicopleustes, 6th century
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