A map from 1585 Abraham Ortelius, a Brabantian cartographer from Antwerp, with antique Greek names of villages on Athos
1650 Alexander à Via Venice engraving folding map Athos, with texts in Greek, Latin and Cyrillic
Detail of the left top corner with a text in Latin and a drawing of Christ on a throne with Maria and Johannis.
Detail of the sea with different (Venetian) boats and small rowboats with monks and whales or fish
Detail with a brook streaming down the Athos mountain and with Lavra and Iviron (with the -burning- Portatissa icon emerging from the sea). Look at all the towers firing canons!
Detail nr 4: the monasteries on the West coast of Athos
1727 Athos map with antique cities, with a text in French: Carte de Thrace pour servir à l’intelligence de l’histoire romaine par Henri Liébaux, géographe
1840 Russian Athos map with images of Athos
1857 German map: Karte vom Berge Athos
1875 English map of Athos
1882 English map of Athos
1899 Austrian army map
1903 Greek map
1944 German map, Karte from the book “Mönchsland Athos 1941” by Dölger
1974 Greek map
2009 – photo from an (older) Greek Athos map, found in monastery Grigoriou
date unknown: modern Athos map by lectus.gr
date unknown: Greek Athos map
date unknown: old engraving, French Athos map
date unknown: Russian Athos map. Here a road or path leads to the Holy Mountain (?)
2023 – the Peter Howorth Athos map: the maps are ‘print on demand’. This means that there will be constant refining of the maps for the immediate future. The best and most up-to-date map there is, available here.
Wim Voogd, 11-5