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AGATHODAEMON

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 371 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AGATHODAEMON, of Alexandria, map designer, probably lived in the 2nd century A.D. Some MSS. of the Geography of Ptolemy contain twenty-seven maps, which are stated to have been drawn by Agathodaemon of Alexandria, who " delineated the whole world according to the eight books of Ptolemy's geography." As Ptolemy speaks of Ilivatces to accompany his treatise, these maps were probably the work of a contemporary acting under his instructions. About 1470 Nicolaus Doris, a Benedictine monk, brought out a revised edition of them, the names being inserted in Latin instead of Greek. See Bunbury, History of Ancient Geography, ii.
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