Islamic knowledge of the world by c. 1500
This map is one in a series of maps in the source book illustrating
the boundaries of geographical knowledge of different civilizations at
the time of Columbus’s voyage to the Americas.
The map distinguishes between the well-established “heartlands of Islam” and areas known by observation or report. It also indicates Indian Ocean trade routes and the routes of Ibn Battuta.
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The Times Complete History of the World (2007), p. 171.