Category Archives: maps

1756 – New map of Mount Athos

There is a new map Mount Athos available . Water-  and rip- proof and The first highly accurate map of Mt Athos as is it stated on the map. This last part is not true because the first accurate map of … Continue reading

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1719 – more Athos maps

Today I bought this Athos map made by It is published in 2006 therefore it is not a new map, but still it is interesting, because the map is accompanied by a small book of 47 pages, with a … Continue reading

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1708 – French Athos map from 1780

“Carte du Sud-est de la Chalcidique, avec les presqu’îles du Mont-Athos de Longos et de partie de Cassandra”, from 1780 The map is not very accurate, but it is one of the better and detailed Athos maps I have seen. Between … Continue reading

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1609 – Athos in Italian museums

During my last holiday in Italy I visited several museums. In two of them, the Palazzo Piti, Palatine Gallery, in Florence and the Doge Palace in Venice I found these very fine woodcuts. Palazzo Pitti – Monte Athos 1580 and … Continue reading

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1607- The island of Caprus

Before reaching Ierisssos, one of the harbours to start the trip to Athos,  there are some long stretched beaches. The straight line of the beach is interrupted by a more curved piece of land.         On older maps this piece … Continue reading

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1606 – The beauty of a map

We showed many maps of the peninsula but this one is special. Beautiful colors, text in arabic, I think but thats all what I know about this map. If there are readers who know more please respond. Here are some … Continue reading

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1543 – new website about Reinhold Zwerger

The best Athos map is made by Reinhold Zwerger, who died in 2009. His daughter Lisbeth made this website about his book and the map. Soon a page will added about Reinhold Zwerger as an artist. You can order book and map for … Continue reading

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1487 – color print 1650 – 1659

  Title : Pars sancti montis Athonos, quae spectat ad occidentem ; Pars sancti montis Athonos quae spectat ad orientem / Alexander a Via sculpsit Author : Alexander à Via (16..-17..? ; graveur).  Publisher : [s.n.] (Venetiis) Date of publication … Continue reading

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1486 – Mount Athos maps

Thrace by Abraham Ortelius 1585Detail Ortelius 1585 with the names of the pre christian villages De Tasso et Montesanto, hand coloured copperengraving of Chalkidiki by Alain Manesson Mallet 1686 1719 Chalkidiki map 1780          The French map of 1780 in … Continue reading

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1460 – map with forgotten footpaths

This map showes some footpaths (……..) which I fear are no longer there. Reason is the continious bulldozering of the paths replacing them by dirtroads.  For years now the path from Lavra to Iviron is one long dirtroad, not interesting … Continue reading

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