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Description Eastern Hemisphere in 1200 AD.
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This map of the Eastern Hemisphere in 1200 AD was created by Thomas Lessman, based on information from the sources listed below. This map is free for educational use (see Permission info above). When using this map, please mention that it is available for free at

Map Source References

  • Remember, sources often conflict with each other. This map is only as accurate as the information that is available to me. To report any errors or to help further this work, please click here, or email Thomas Lessman at

References for information contained in this map:

1. Borders of Europe are mostly derived from the "" map of Europe in 1200 AD.

  • (Please note: User:Bogomolov.PL has done a great job of showing me possible discrepancies in my north European borders compared to this source, due to the differences in the geographical layout of the maps.) See this talk page for more info.

2. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition; map of The World in 1200 AD (Pages 62-63) was also used to add additional information to this map.

3. Fringe areas like Africa, Australia, Siberia, etc. derive from various Wikipedia articles.

4. Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

5. Borders of Asian countries derive from various Wikipedia articles and Google history map searches.

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