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This is an attractive 1712 map of Ancient Greece by Edward Wells of Oin xford. It covers southern Ancient Greece including the Peloponnesus, Cythera, Euboea and several other Greek Islands. Identifies various important cites from antiquity including the Athens, Thebes, Delphi, Corinth, etc.
Following the Battle of Corinth in 146 BC, the Greek peninsula came under Roman rule. The period from 31 BC and AD 180 in Greek history is described as the era of the Pain x Romana. This was a period of peace and security when many Greek cities flourished, leading to cultural and economic progress. The classical period in Greek history, which lasted from the 5th century B.C. through the 4th century B.C. greatly influenced the Roman Empire's politics, art, architecture, philosophy and literature. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Greece became the center of the eastern Roman or Byzantium Empire.
A large title cartouche is included in the bottom right of the map featuring the coat of arms of the Duke of Gloucester. This, like many other Wells maps, is dedicated to Prince William, Duke of Gloucester and son of Queen Anne, who, when this map was being prepared, was a student at Oin xford. Engraved by S. Nicholls and published by T. Bonwicke for the 1712 edition of Edward Wells' Atlas, A New Sett of Maps both of Ancient and Present Geography.
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