A section of the map around Rome and the Tyrrhenian Sea.
A closer look at the Sinai Peninsula and surroundings.
Client: Weldon Owen
This map, produced for a children's book, focuses on the importance of trade to the Roman Empire by highlighting the commodities exported from different areas of the empire.
The map shows the Roman Empire at its greatest extent during the rule of Hadrian at around A.D. 117. The many provinces are also shown as are the provincial capitals and other major settlements of the era.
The satellite images that have been used in the compilation of this map have been neutralised to some extent. Although satellite images are very useful for identifying the land cover of a particular region, in a cartographic context, and in their preprocessed form, the intensity of the colours on a satellite image can interfere with labels and other map information.
Data from the following sources were used in the compilation of this map: Blue Marble: Next Generation: NASA's Earth Observatory; ETOPO2: National Geophysical Data Center.