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Description Eastern Hemisphere in 200 BC.
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This map of the Eastern Hemisphere in 200 BC was created by Thomas Lessman, based on information from the sources listed below. This map is free for educational use (see Permission info above). When using this map, please mention that it is available for free at

Map Source References

  • Remember, sources often conflict with each other. This map is only as accurate as the information that is available to me. To report any errors or to help further this work, please click here, or email Thomas Lessman at

References for information contained in this map:

I - European information is derived from:

Greece and Macedonia borders are shown in The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition; map of Greece in 200 BCE; (Pg. 179)
Roman Republic borders derive from The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition; maps of:
1. 1st & 2nd Punic Wars (pg 179)
2. Roman Conquests to 120 BC (pg 179), which also shows Roman territory c. 200 BC.

II - Asian information is derived from:

Central and Northern Asia including the Steppes are derived from this map of the Northern Borders of the Steppes, 174 BC, available on
Albani, Apasiacae, Chiang, Dingling, Donghu, Hsin-li, Hu-chieh, Hun-yu, Saceans/Scythians, Tocharian/Yuezhi, Wusun, Xiongnu/Hsiung-nu
Chinese (Han) borders are derived from:
1. Wikimedia's map of the Qin empire 210 BCE.png, and from
2. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition; map of The Han Empire; (Page 260)
South Asia/India, including: Mauryan Empire, Cholas, Kalinga, Kerala, Pandyas, and Satiyaputra, are derived from this map of India in 250 BC.
Korean and Manchurian information derives from User:Historiographer's map of History_of_Korea-108BC. (Note: The borders were similar 100 years prior.)
Buyeo, Gojoseon, Jin, Yemaek, Yilou
Nan-Yue/Nam Viet borders are derived from The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition; map of The Han Empire; (Page 260)
Seleucid Empire borders derive from this map of the Seleucid Empire and from the Wikipedia article on Antiochus III the Great.

III - African Information is derived from:

1. Wikimedia's map of the World 200 BCE, created by User:Javierfv1212.
Bantu Tribes, Khoisan Pastoral Farmers, Saharan Pastoral Nomads
2. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition; map of The World in 250 BCE; (Pg 38)
Axum, Bantu Tribes, Cushites, Nilotic Peoples
3. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition; map of Berber states in North Africa; (Page 161):
Carthage, Mauretania, Numidia, Ptolemaic Empire.
4. The DK Atlas of World History, 2000 Edition; map of The development of complex societies in Africa; (Page 160):
Garamantes, Gur, Kwa, Mandes, Nok, Khoisan Peoples, West Atlantic Peoples

Note: Much of the information in this map was cross-checked with Bruce Gordon's Regnal Chronologies.

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