Agathedaemon of Alexandria

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Agathedaemon of Alexandria, map designer, probably lived in the 2nd century AD. Some manuscripts of the Geography of Ptolemy contain twenty-seven maps, which are stated to have been drawn by Agathodaemon, who "delineated the whole world according to the eight books of Ptolemy's geography." As Ptolemy speaks of IIinakes 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.