Except the big wall maps a number of postcards in standard size DIN A6 were also created for the Sardis Verlag. Most of them are direct derivatives, or at least closely related maps. Since postcards are viewed from a much smaller distance, they can still depict a multitude of details compared to similarly scaled wall maps. Just as my bigger maps the postcards can be purchased from my online store.
The first postcard begun as an, at the end successful, experiment. Could I simply use my datasets created for much bigger maps in a miniaturized format, without everything becoming either utterly cluttered or unreadably small?
This postcard is simply a down scaled version of its big brother. Necessarily with much less content.
Classical Greece - Das klassische Griechenland
Our first spin off product. The 1:5.0 Mio. scale of the Classical World main map did not allow to depict the countless small, but relevant, city states in 5th century BCE Greece. Thus I planned an additional ancillary map similar to Etruria and Latium Vetus. Finally we decided against it. Instead it was published as postcard and later in the web. It can be viewed here via its own menu entry.
The Achaemenid Empire
Following the established pattern I made a scaled down version of the same area on the Dawn of the Classical World map. It leaves out the western and southern parts of the main map to just focus on the Persian Empire.
Etruria et Latium Vetus
The third and final postcard based on material collected for the big Classical World map. Smaller but featuring mostly the same content than the almost identical ancillary map. Both exist because I wanted to fully represent this early period of Roman history on my maps too. Thus it was later also included on the World of Ancient Rome poster. A few comments about the map can be found as part of the Dawn of the Classical world section.
During my research for the 1st century CE Parthian Empire and Roman Orient map I was confronted with a quite typical problem (for me). A historically very significant region could not be depicted with the necessary details to allow the reader to find all the places mentioned in the ancient narratives.
The result was yet another postcard. Thanks to its slightly earlier timeframe an optimal supplement to the big map. Later it became also a part of my The World of Ancient Rome double sided poster. A larger version of the map can viewed together with some more remarks under its own entry.
The Parthian Empire
Up to now the final postcard. In the proven way miniaturized version of its big brother, The Roman Era Orient.