a map by a man on the edges

Meet Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Idris al-‘Ala bi-Amr Alla.

Or, as historians know him, al-Idrisi.

A medieval refugee, a journalist, and a mapmaker, al-Idrisi created a fascinating map covering the world from Iceland to China.

Check it out here at The Public Medievalist.