Maps of Turkey
In the Roman period, the city was founded for the first time in A.D.195 by the Emperor Septimus Severus and called Nea Roma or Antoninia. Istanbul was rebuilt by the Emperor Constantinus I, The Great between the years of AD. 313-337 and named Constantinopolis after his name. Today, the city is called Istanbul.
Prepared by Justin McCarthy, Professor of History at the University of Louisville, the map is a powerful visual tool for both the historian and the casual viewer who seeks better to understand the cataclysm that effected so many millions, Muslim and Christian alike, during the final years of the Ottoman Empire.