The archaic...the arcane...and fantastic...the historic...Compiled from divers sources.
Monday, February 2, 2009
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
Abraham Ortelius, in Parergon, Antwerp, 1595 Smith Collection, University of Southern Maine Seen here are the regions traversed by Jason and the Argonauts on their successful quest to capture the Golden Fleece from the king of Colchis on the far eastern shore of the Black Sea (CAVCASEVM MARE). In the vignette below the title, the Golden Fleece is seen hanging from a tree, guarded by a dragon and two fire-breathing bulls.