The archaic...the arcane...and fantastic...the historic...Compiled from divers sources.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD
Abraham Ortelius, in Parergon, Antwerp, 1595 Osher Collection, University of Southern Maine This map portrays ancient Greece, with its independent city-satates and kingdoms and their provinces extending from the Balkan Peninsula through Ionian, Mediterranean and Aegean seas to Asia Minor. The name of the country, Ellas, is displayed in Greek letters on the lintel of the architectural cartouche in the lower left corner.