UNRV.com is thrilled to present this map of the Roman Empire, which is now available to purchase as a large wall map. Exhaustively researched over the course of two years and subject to five months of design and historical scrutiny, this 'poster' is not simply an artistic work, but truly an educational resource in its own right.
Below is an example of how the map will look when framed and hung on a wall. Please note that the frame is not included.
This large wall map of the Roman Empire is presented in full, vibrant color. Designed in 300 dpi resolution, this vividly detailed wall map of the Roman Empire is available for only US$59.99, which also includes the cost of shipping.
The map is unique wall decor that is perfect for the den, office or classroom and will delight history buffs; particularly those with a special interest in the Ancient Roman Empire. With the map features presented in the original Latin, it will also make an educational tool for the student, teacher or professor. No classroom focused on ancient history or classical studies should be without this spectacular reference and conversational piece.
High definition topographical relief and landcover data provided by the U.S. National Park Service has been used to create an exceptionally realistic foundation. The land within the borders of the Empire is slightly shaded to bring out the limits of Roman influence with the ease of a glance. From a distance, one sees the clear and stunning outline of the empire in Europe, Asia and Africa, but up close the detail and information provided is incredible. In addition, regional borders are shaded with various colors to provide five different eras of imperial expansion culminating in the reign of Trajan (and the empire's greatest extent) circa 117 AD.
This map is both a decoration and a tool, and it functions well as both. On the wall it makes a clear statement that the owner is serious about ancient history, and if the owner genuinely is serious about the topic, the map will see regular use.
Some of the Highlighted Features:
- Over 750 cities with different icons for provincial capitals and city size.
- All 30 active legions presented in their known headquarters along with additional 'former' bases.
- 8 major (2 imperial and 6 provincial) naval bases.
- Over 150 'barbarian' tribes in their generalized known locations.
- 120+ major waterways labelled. (Rivers, lakes, seas and oceans)
- Over 125 battles including icons to differentiate civil wars and revolts from 'Rome vs. enemy'.
- All provinces and neighboring 'kingdoms' or territories.
- 120+ Major regions and geographic points of interest such as mountains and islands.
- Important trade goods numbering over 150.
- Trade routes by sea and known caravan routes with approximate travel times for select routes.
- 25+ labelled roads in addition to a vast network of known locations.
- The limits of expansion as of 197 BC, 100 BC, 30 BC, 46 AD and 117 AD.
Detailed legend explains the details
Rome and its environs
Carthage and Africa
North-eastern region of Hispania
Southern fringe of Asia Minor and Achaea
Alexandria, Aegyptus including the battles of Caesar and Octavian in 48 and 30 BC and the Jewish revolts in 66 and 115 AD
- A Guide to the Ancient World, Michael Grant
- Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography, Samuel Butler
- Atlas of World History, John Haywood
- Atlas of the Roman World, Tim Cornell and John Matthews
- Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, R. Talbert editor
- Geography, Claudius Ptolemy (sparingly)
- Geography, Strabo (various modern translations and compilations)
Ancient Historical Sources:
- Agricola and the Germania, Cornelius Tacitus
- Historia Augusta: Life of Hadrian, Aelius Spartianus
- History of Rome, Titus Livius (Livy)
- History of Rome, Caius Sallustius Crispus (Sallust)
- Letters, Caius Plinius Caecilius Secundus (Pliny the Younger)
- Parallel Lives, Mestrius Plutarchus (Plutarch)
- Roman History, Cassius Dio
- The Annals, Cornelius Tacitus
- The Civil Wars, Gaius Julius Caesar (et al)
- The Gallic Wars, Gaius Julius Caesar
- The Histories, Polybius
- The Histories, Cornelius Tacitus
- The Jewish War, Flavius Josephus
- The Roman History, Appian of Alexandria
- The Twelve Caesars, Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus
- War with Jugurtha, Caius Sallustius Crispus (Sallust)
- War with Cataline, Caius Sallustius Crispus (Sallust)
Modern Military Sources:
(in addition to compiled archaeological data regarding legionary locations)
- Battles of the Greek and Roman Worlds, John Drogo Montagu
- History and Conquests of Ancient Rome, Nigel Rodgers
- The Complete Roman Army, Adrian Goldsworthy
- The Roman Army: Legions, Wars and Campaigns, Nigel Rodgers
Note regarding US orders: The map is shipped from Europe and there can be delays in the package clearing US customs. Delivery times therefore vary considerably, but if buying as a present please try and allow at least 28 days for delivery.