Originally Posted by Piers Staker
A remarkable map. Interested in the use of the term Asia on the map. Was it common for those areas of Africa to be included in maps of Asia I wonder.
Yes it was. Ancient authors considered that Egypt was part of Asia.
Originally Posted by infestør
excuse my ignorance but any idea how he managed to draw it? compile a collective map from other accounts/smaller maps?
If I remember well, there is not a single ancient remain of these maps. All of available "Ptolemy" and "Herodotus" maps are medieval works based on their descriptions.
A true ancient map is the Tabula Peutingeriana, posted before.