Cartography of the Valnerina

Cartography of the Valnerina

A land of passage and border

The historical geographical maps show the Valnerina with totally different perspectives from the current one. In this small collection I wanted to compare them.

The Tabula Peutingeriana

The Tabula Peutingeriana is a copy of the 12th century. approximately of the oldest known geographical map a Roman map showing the communication routes and the exact distances between the Roman settlements.

Particularly the fact that the thermal centers are indicated, fundamental for the Romans. The whole map goes from the Iberian Peninsula on the left (in gray as the original plate has been lost) to India on the right. In the center of Rome.

The tables reported in the real world

Would you like to organize a trip following the ancient ways of the late empire? On this site you can do it. Enter the departure and arrival point and view the journey and the mandatory stops. Also with this view it is easier to understand the position of places.

Terni

Interamna

Cutilie

Cotilia

V. Sum

Fano Fugitivos

Spoleto

Mevanie

Bevagna

Mevanie

The Tabula Peutingeriana

These plates are now in the Hofbibliothek in Vienna and are also called Codex Vindobonensis.

Below is an overview of all merged tables

A map of the known world

In the XII segment representing India shown here, in the lower right section a temple of Augustus is marked, never found, but which supposes the presence of a Roman temple in India.

tabula peutingeriana

The Tabula Peutingeriana

A detail of the map of Cassini, Youth Ma. (Giovanni Maria) in which the inhabited centers of the Valnerina are reported, some of which have disappeared today.

Below instead “by Giovanni Antonio Domenico de Rossi” – this very accurate map shows all the localities still present in Valnerina today. Note the Marmore Lake, the Cor delle Fratte Lake and the Rieti Lake.

Terni

Interamna

Spoleto

Mevanie

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