Timeline of the 14th Century. The 14th Century 1300 - 1399, was a period of great human suffering as the Black Death crept its way across Europe. It decimated the population of Britain which in turn left the survivors in a new world, one in which the power of the Church had undertaken a seismic shift. Explore the 14th Century using the timeline ...
- Map of Britain by Matthew Paris – 13th Century
- Portolan Chart by Pietro Visconte – C. 1325
- England with The Adjoining Kingdom, Scotland by Sebastian Munster – 1554
- Anglia and Hibernia Nova by Girolamo Ruscelli – 1561
- Anglia Regnum by Gerard Mercator – 1595
Paris was a Benedictine monk who was well known in 13th century England for writing and illustrating several manuscripts including a number of maps. This particular image of Britain features around 250 named towns.
Portolan charts were key to maritime navigation in the medieval world. This representation of Britain comes from a larger navigational chart covering the whole of Western Europe.
Produced in 1554 for his translation of Ptolomey’s Geographica, this map shows a significant improvement from Munster’s 1550 map of the island.
Ruscelli was an Italian cartographer who published extensively throughout the first part of the 16th century.
Now probably the most famous cartographer of the late medieval period, Gerard Mercartor was the first person to use the term ‘atlas’ to describe a collection of maps. This map of Britain is taken from one of Mercator’s early Atlases.
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This map of Monmouthshire is from the 1583 edition of the Saxton atlas of England and Wales.This atlas was first published as a whole in 1579. It consists of 35 coloured maps depicting the counties of England and Wales. The atlas is of great significance to British cartography as it set a standard of cartographic representation in Britain and ...
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1301-1400 (14th Century) 14th Century English Manor : 14th Century Europe : 1303 Catalan Company : 1314 France : 1320-1415 Brandenburg : 1327 - 1377 France : 1328 France : 1339-1402 Milan : 1340 - 1600 World Map
1302 Bruce sides with Edward I. 1303 Wallace returns secretly to Scotland. 1304 He begins to secretly ally with the Scottish rebels. 1305 Wallace betrayed and arrested. 1305 Sir William Wallace is tried and executed. He is hung, drawn and quartered in London, and his body is sent to the four corners of Britain as a warning.
The medieval map gives a hint of 14th Century England as it was. The countryside was more deeply wooded than now. The rivers show prominently, probably because boats were more reliable transportation.