This October 2022 article offers a pictorial glossary of the most common mythological and allegorical figures that are found on maps and title pages. Along with images of each, the glossary includes the Roman and Greek name for the deity or muse, a description of their physical characteristics and symbols, and their meaning on maps.
This newsletter from October 2014 includes two articles. The first describes the history of the mythical Lake Parime and Manoa, city of gold in South America. The second article explains some of the symbolism and allegory used on antique maps.