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AGATHODAEMON, an early map designer of Alexandria, who probably lived in the 2nd century A.D. Some manuscripts of the Geography of Ptolemy contain 27 maps, which are stated to have been drawn by Agathodaemon of Alexandria, who "de lineated the whole world according to the eight books of Ptolemy's geography." About 147o, Nicolaus Doris, a Benedictine monk, produced an edition of them in which the names were inserted in Latin instead of Greek.

See Bunbury, History of Ancient Geography, ii.