Monday, September 13, 2010
This is a simplistic map of the city which was drawn in 1422 by a Florentine traveler, Buondelmonte. The massive church of Hagia Sofia stands on the right, while the large building towards the top is the Blachernae Palace. Note that the double land walls extend North from the Golden Gate Fortress only as far as the Blachernae district. Beyond the Golden Horn lies the suburb of Pera, or Galata.
Ref. Heath, "Byzantine Armies ----"