Roman Empire Map - A map highlighting the size, extent and exports of the Roman Empire at its greatest extent

Roman Empire

A map highlighting the size, extent and exports of the Roman Empire at its greatest extent.

A section of the map around Rome and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

A section of the map around Rome and the Tyrrhenian Sea.

A closer look at the Sinai Peninsula and surroundings.

A closer look at the Sinai Peninsula and surroundings.

Roman Empire

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.

Ed Merritt
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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

For more information on how Merritt Cartographic can best assist you with your project, please send me a message or make contact via the information displayed above and throughout the site. I look forward to hearing from you.

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