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Tabula Rogeriana

Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi drew from Muslim knowledge of Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Far East gathered by Arab merchants, explorers and conquerors and combined it with the information inherited from the classical geographers to create the most complete and accurate map of the world at the time. It remained the most accurate world map for the next three centuries. The Tabula Rogeriana was drawn by Al-Idrisi in 1154 for the Norman King Roger II of Sicily, after a stay of eighteen years at his court, where he worked on the commentaries and illustrations of the map. The map, written in Arabic, shows the Eurasian continent in its entirety, but only shows the northern part of the African continent.

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