Macedonia on a very rare map by Munster, 1570!


The map was made in 1570 in Basel (Switzerland) by cartographer Sebastian Munster.
Here is a short description about the map; “During the late 16th century, a few map makers created these now highly prized map images, wherein countries and continents were given human or animal forms. Among the earliest examples is this map of Europa by Munster, which appeared in Munster’s Cosmography.”

The lands mentioned are:


5 Responses to “Macedonia on a very rare map by Munster, 1570!”

  1. TrueMacedonian Says:

    Awesome stuff.

  2. Zisopoulos Says:

    MOREAS is a part of the same country as MACEDONIA is. As THESSALY, as THRACE ect. In your language there is no meaning in this words. THESSALY for example means “ΘΕΣΙΣ ΑΛΛΟΣ”= SEA AREA (thousands of years ago there was sea there and the ancient Greeks memorised that fact in a word… MACEDONIA (ΜΗΚΟΣ) ect..

  3. gandeto Says:

    To Zisipoulos,
    Thousands of years ago?
    Do you care to elaborate?

  4. Acki Says:

    To Zisopoulos
    On all slavic languages MORE = Sea
    MOREAS comes from MORE.
    What Moreas means on Greek language.

  5. Kumita Says:

    Why Macedonian are not greek:
    …καὶ μὴν κἀκεῖνό γ’ ἴστε, ὅτι ὅσα μὲν ὑπὸ Λακεδαιμονίων ἢ ὑφ’ ἡμῶν ἔπασχον οἱ Ἕλληνες, ἀλλ’ οὖν ὑπὸ γνησίων γ’ ὄντων τῆς Ἑλλάδος ἠδικοῦντο, καὶ τὸν αὐτὸν τρόπον ἄν τις ὑπέλαβεν τοῦτο, ὥσπερ ἂν εἰ υἱὸς ἐν οὐσίᾳ πολλῇ γεγονὼς γνήσιος διῴκει τι μὴ καλῶς μηδ’ ὀρθῶς, κατ’ αὐτὸ μὲν τοῦτ’ ἄξιον μέμψεως εἶναι καὶ κατηγορίας, ὡς δ’ οὐ προσήκων ἢ ὡς οὐ κληρονόμος τούτων ὢν ταῦτ’ ἐποίει, οὐκ ἐνεῖναι λέγειν. εἰ δέ γε δοῦλος ἢ ὑποβολιμαῖος τὰ μὴ προσήκοντ’ ἀπώλλυε καὶ ἐλυμαίνετο, Ἡράκλεις ὅσῳ μᾶλλον δεινὸν καὶ ὀργῆς ἄξιον πάντες ἂν ἔφησαν εἶναι. ἀλλ’ οὐχ ὑπὲρ Φιλίππου καὶ ὧν ἐκεῖνος πράττει νῦν, οὐχ οὕτως ἔχουσιν, οὐ μόνον οὐχ Ἕλληνος ὄντος οὐδὲ προσήκοντος οὐδὲν τοῖς Ἕλλησιν, ἀλλ’ οὐδὲ βαρβάρου ἐντεῦθεν ὅθεν καλὸν εἰπεῖν, ἀλλ’ ὀλέθρου Μακεδόνος, ὅθεν οὐδ’ ἀνδράποδον σπουδαῖον οὐδὲν ἦν πρότερον πρίασθαι.
    …А и ова знајте го: Што и да трпеле Еллините од Лакедемоните или од нас, трпеле од такви што биле род роден од Еллада, а тоа му доаѓа некако, исто, како ако некој син, прав, а роден во богат дом, нешто не го води домот како што треба, па затоа заслужува укор и приговор, но не може да се рече дека тоа го правел како некој што не е близок и наследник на сето тоа. Но, ако слуга или подметнат син го уништи тоа што не му припаѓа и го растури, о Ираклиј, колку пострашно и заслужно за гнев, би рекле сите дека е. Но спрема Филиппа и спрема она што го прави тој, не се такви, макар што тој не само што не е Еллин, ниту нешто близок на Еллините, туку ниту варварин од земја, за која нешто убаво би можел да кажеш, туку е чума Македонска, од каде порано човек ни роб не би купил.
    …And know this too: Everything that the Hellens were suffering by the Lakedaemonians, or by us, they were suffering by blood of Hellas, and that is like, a son, real one, born in a rich house, is not managing the home like he should, so he deserves correction and objection, but you can’t say that he was doing all that as someone not close or successor of all that. But if a servant or a foster son destroys that, which not belongs to him, oh Heracles, how frightful and worthy of anger, anyone would say it is. But against Philipp and against what he does, they don’t say that, even that he is not a Hellen, nor anything close to the Hellens, and not even a barbarian from a country, worthy of saying something good about, but he is plague from Macedonia, from where a man, in earlier days, wouldn’t buy even a slave.

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