Here are some more rare cards from Athos and a few maps:
I will start with this Russian card from 1908, strangly enough with Mary and a LOT a women setting foot on the Holy Mountain and climbing it! can anyone translate the text?
Another card – Greek this time -from Lavra and the Mountain.
The same spot: Ships sailing in front of the Mountain: 1899
Yet another one: an icon of the Pananghia and the Mountain
An old French engraving of Le Mont Athos
Another old map – English 1882
On this map the maker already had plans for a road along the Athonian coast!
A French map, from a Danish museum in Odense
Wim, 25/7 (happy holidays, I’ll be back in September!)
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