The archaic...the arcane...and fantastic...the historic...Compiled from divers sources.
Friday, April 3, 2009
ANCIENT CRETE, CORSICA AND SARDINIA
Abraham Ortelius, in Perergon, Antwerp, 1595 Osher Collection, University of Southern Maine Three of the larger Mediterranean islands are depicted here, along with the smaller islands of the Ionian Sea, as they were known in ancient times. While many topographical features and settlements are delineated, gaps in historical and geographic knowledge are noted in the panels at the bottom, which list places and cities whose locations were uncertain or unknown.