EARLY MAPS
to about 700 CE
*INDUS VALLEY
TIMELINE
AND MAPS FROM
HARAPPA.COM**
=*Early states of the old world** (Indus Valley in context)
=*Interaction networks of the Ravi Phase** (c.3300-2800 BCE)
=*Indus Valley trade sites and routes** (c.2600-1900 BCE)
=*Major sites and networks, Harappan Phase** (c.2200-2000 CE) 
=*Major sites of the late Harappan Localization Era** (final period)
pre-1000 BCE-625 BCE maps
=*the eastern hemisphere, in maps by Thomas Lessman**
SELECTIONS FROM THE *SCHWARTZBERG
HISTORICAL ATLAS* (DSAL, highly ZOOMABLE)
=*Vedic India**
=*the Mahajanapadas** and *the Buddhist-Jain heartland**
=*the India of the Ramayana**
and *the India of the Mahabharata**
=*the Achaemenid Empire and the Magadhan Empire**
=*India as the Greeks knew it**
=*the Mauryan Empire**
=*Sunga and Indo-Greek ascendancy, c.200 to 1 BCE**
=*the age of the Kushans**
=*religious and cultural sites, c.200 BCE-300 CE**
=*Western knowledge of and trade with South Asia, 0-200 CE**
=*the Gupta-Vakataka age, c.300-550**
=*a synopsis: major powers of South Asia up to the 500's*
MET MUSEUM TIMELINE
=*Metropolitan Museum timeline** displays, with both maps and images
HISTORICAL MAP SEQUENCE
=*A historical sequence** of small but handy maps; click 'Maps and Chronology', then scroll down in the left-hand frame
ANCIENT MAPS
Ancient maps with commentary, by Henry Davis:
=*maps from 6,000 BCE to 400 CE**; and *maps from 400 to 1300 CE**
the ANCIENT WORLD
=*ancient world maps-- an overview from Wikipedia**
CENTRAL ASIA
=*an interactive map of Central Asia**-- you choose the overlay
c.600 BCE - 499 CE maps
=*the eastern hemisphere, in maps by Thomas Lessman**
GANDHARA at the crossroads
=*the Gandhara region*-- Mahajanapada and Persian province
=*"Ancient cities of the Indic Northwest"** (Huntington)
the MAHAJANAPADAS; the BUDDHIST and JAIN HEARTLAND
=*the sixteen Mahajanapadas, c.600 BCE and later developments*
=*the Mahajanapadas**
=*religious movements and culture of the period (S)**
the PERSIAN EMPIRE, c.490 BCE
=*the Persian empire under Darius, 490 BCE* (up to the Indus)
=*the Achaemenid Empire and the Magadhan Empire (S)**
HERODOTUS'S  WORLD, c.450 BCE
=*how the world looked to Herodotus, c.450 BCE*, from *Butler and Rhys, 1907**; *comments by Henry Davis**
=*India as the Greeks knew it (S)**
ALEXANDER AT THE INDUS, c.326
=*Alexander's journey, c.334-325 BCE*
=*a quick overview*
the SELEUCID EMPIRE
=*the Seleukid Empire at its maximum extent, 3rd c. BCE*
=*its trade routes with India (a map from 1938)*
the PARTHIAN EMPIRE
=*maps of Parthia, c.247 BCE-228 CE**; and *Parthia, c.001 CE**
the MAURYAS, and ASHOKA
=*the Mauryan empire (c.247-228 BCE), especially under Ashoka*
=*the Mauryan Empire (S)**
=*religious movements and culture of the period (S)**
the SUNGAS; the INDO-GREEKS =*Sunga and Indo-Greek ascendancy, c.200 to 1 BCE (S)**
the KUSHAN EMPIRE
=*Kushan Empire, c.100s BCE-200s CE*
=*the age of the Kushans (S)**
"PERIPLUS," 1st c.
=*a map based on the "Periplus of the Erythraean Sea," 1st c. CE*
ARRIAN
=*Arrian's world (early 100's) as seen by Ortelius (1624)*
MAHABHARATA, RAMAYANA
=*the India of the Mahabharata (S)**
=*the India of the Ramayana (S)**
=*"Epic India" and its place names* (Wikipedia)
=*places in the Mahabharata** (Sanskrit names, LC)
SPREAD OF BUDDHISM
==*"Trade routes and the transmission of Buddhism c.250 BCE-1500 CE"** (Huntington)
STRABO
=*a world map according to Strabo, c.18 CE** (Henry Davis)
PTOLEMAIC MAPS, c.200 onward
=*a Ptolemaic world map**; *commentary by Henry Davis**
=*a Ptolemaic overview set*
SCRIPT DIFFUSION
=*the diffusion of South Asian scripts* in historical times 
ROMAN ROADS, 300's
=*the Roman road network, from the "Tabula Peutingeriana"*, 300's
EARLY KINGDOMS
=*early Indian kingdoms up to 550 CE*
the GUPTA EMPIRE
=*the Gupta empire (300's and 400's) in its context*
=*the Gupta-Vakataka age, c.300-550**
SOUTH and EAST ASIA, c.440
=*South and East Asia, c.440**
maps from 500 CE on
=*the eastern hemisphere, in maps by Thomas Lessman**
HUNA EMPIRE
=*the empire of the Hunas or Hephthalites, early 500's*
HARSHA'S EMPIRE
=*Harsha's empire, c.606-647*
ISLAMIC, c.661
=*Muslim expansion until 661** (Brice 1981)


  GENERAL HISTORICAL MAPS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
MERCATOR, 1578
=*Mercator's Ptolemaic maps, 1578*, a tribute from the inventor of the *Mercator* projection to the father of Western map-making
MALLET, 1683
=*Mallet's maps, c.1683-1719*-- including historical maps
ANCIENT ASIA, 1700s
=*Various maps of the ancient world, from the 1700's*
ANCIENT ASIA, 1800s
=*ancient South Asia (and Asia)*, various maps from the 1800's
THE ANCIENT WORLD (1884)
=*"Orbis Terrarum"*, an elaborate map by Henry Kiepert (1884) that shows, along with much else, "Aryan, Semitic, and Hamitic" peoples
ANCIENT WORLD
=*"Map of the Ancient Historical World, Showing the Caucasian Nations"*, by I. S. Clare (1891)
A CLASSICAL ATLAS (1907)
=*The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography**, mostly of Europe; by Samuel Butler, edited by Ernest Rhys (1907)
   

 
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