Saturday, August 4, 2012

Alexandri Magni Macedonis Expeditio 1608

Title: Alexandri Magni Macedonis Expeditio
Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius
Year: 1608

Description: Detailed map of Alexander the Great's expedition to Macedonia. Includes an inset: Iovis Ammonis Oraculum, the oracle in Lybia which Alexander visited before he went to India. Several decorative cartouches, sailing ships, sea monsters, etc.

Conclusion: Toponyms where is marked territory of Macedonia, no doubt are Greek. On the lower right corner of map are depicted reverse and obverse of a coin where is written the name of Alexander in Greek (ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ).

Settlements - Pella, Aegae, Amphipolis, Thesalonica, Pellion.
Rivers - Erigon, Strymon.
Seas - Greek (Aegean) sea.
Mountains - Athos.

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