There’s something wonderful about this 18th-century map of a north-eastern bit of the Peloponnese. I love the spider’s-web spread of compass lines radiating through the sea, and the odd little, seemingly arbitrary, details: the word “Road” floating in the middle of the water, the way a rock off the coast is marked: “a Rock”. It’s not clear if the representation of cultivated fields near the “magazines”, on the mainland there, portray the limit of agriculture in the region, or if the cartographer just got bored and stopped drawing them. But it’s all so evocative! The kind of map you want to step inside. Tarry on the beach. Explores the ruins of Trœzen. Lovely.

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