In 99 full-color maps spread over 175 pages, the Barrington Atlas re-creates the entire world of the Greeks and Romans from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa. It spans the territory of more than 75 modern countries. Its large format (13 1/4 x 18 in. or 33.7 x 46.4 cm) has been custom-designed by the leading cartographic supplier, MapQuest.com, Inc., and is unrivaled for range, clarity, and detail. Over 70 experts, aided by an equal number of consultants, have worked from satellite-generated aeronautical charts to return the modern landscape to its ancient appearance, and to mark ancient names and features in accordance with the most up-to-date historical scholarship and archaeological discoveries. Chronologically, the Barrington Atlas spans archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, and no more than two standard scales (1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000) are used to represent most regions.
" In a first phase, DARMC offers a series of maps and geodatabases bearing on multiple aspects of Roman and medieval civilization in the broadest terms. We have drawn on the cartographic achievements of our predecessors, most notably from Richard J. A. Talbert’s magnificent Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World(2000), the remarkable fruit of an international research effort. DARMC includes the majority of the cultural features of the Barrington Atlas at a higher level of geographic accuracy and detail. We build on that achievement and continue it in close collaboration with Pleiades, the online gazeteer and bibliography of classical sites. As suchDARMC will allow spatial access of new clarity, functionality and ease to the rich textual data assembled in Pleiades. Conversely, the written materials synthesized in Pleiades can be envisaged in their full spatial and visual dimension in DARMC." From the home page.