Anaximander World Map

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Carole Raddato
by Bibi Saint-Pol
published on 07 December 2023
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The Greek philosopher Anaximander of Miletus (l. c. 610 to c. 546 BCE) is credited with having drawn the first map of the world, which was circular in form and showed the three continents of Europe, Asia and Libya (Africa) surrounded by the great world ocean. The Phasis River (now known as the Rioni River) was the dividing line between Europe and Asia, and the Nile River was the dividing line between Africa and Asia.

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Saint-Pol, B. (2023, December 07). Anaximander World Map. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18224/anaximander-world-map/

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