Last Update: Sep 26, 2022.

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Who invented cartography?

The ancient Greeks and Romans created maps from the time of Anaximander in the 6th century BCE. In the 2nd century CE, Ptolemy wrote his treatise on cartography, Geographia. This contained Ptolemy's world map €“ the world then known to Western society (Ecumene).