Historic Map : Bocage Map of Olympia or Olympus, Ancient Greece, 1780, - Historic Pictoric

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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room\'s decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.
This is a fascinating 1780 map or plan of Olympia (Olympus) in Ancient Greece. The map details the site of the ancient Olympics and notes many important buildings and structures, including the stadium, the hippodrome, the Temple of Jupiter (Zeus). This is also the place where the great Statue of Zeus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was erected. The Alpheios River is seen near the bottom of the map. Prepared by M. Barbie de Bocage in 1780 to illustrate the Travels of Anacharsis. Anacharsis was a Scythian philosopher who travelled from his homeland on the northern shores of the Black Sea to Athens in the early 6th century BCe. Apparently he made a great impression on the Greeks, who considered him a forthright, outspoken 'barbarian. He is considered a forerunner of the Cynics.

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