An exhibition of maps of the Aegean Sea from the 15th to the 17th century opens on Thursday at the Eynardou Mansion in downtown Athens.


The exhibition is titled "The Aegean Sea - Cartography and History 15th-17th century", and the exhibits are from the Greek Cartography Archives collection.

The Greek Cartography Archive was founded in 2002 with a donation by Victor and Niovi Mela of their old maps collection to the National Bank of Greece's Cultural Foundation.

The exhibition, at the Eynardou Mansion on the corner of 20 Agiou Constantinou and Menandrou streets off Omonia Square, will run through May 29, 2011.

A second exhibition will follow covering the period from the late 17th century to the early 19th century.

The Eynardou Mansion houses the National Bank's Cultural Foundation.