WHEN RECTANGLE SUPERSEDED TRIANGLE: Britannia in ancient texts, The Venerable Bede and the Tabula Peutingeriana.

There is hidden within early texts, which at first glance would not be thought to contain such information, data on cartography. This paper considers the possible relevance of the Venerable Bede’s (AD672-735) concept of Britannia to cartography, his comprehension of the original data, and why that may have affected his view of Britannia. The information also provides us with an opportunity to construct an alternative for the lost portion of the Tabula Peutingeriana, as it applies to Britannia, Iberia and North Africa, which constitute the missing portion.
8 A4 pages and 4 full colour diagram maps

April 2010
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