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Bridges connecting the Peoples of the World - a Country without a Past has no Future!
Click here for the song "M-a facut muica oltean" or "I was born in Oltenia" by the Allegretto children's chorus




Maps of Romania and the Roman Empire

map of Thracian and Dacian culture

Map of the Thracian state (5-3rd century BC), showing the territory of the Dacians to the north of the Danube.

Artwork: Kandi
Permission: GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Source: Based on map "Тракийска държава (V-III век пр.н.е.)" in the atlas "Атлас по история на Стария свят", Комплексен институт за проучване и проектиране по картография, София, 1979 г.

  map of Roman Empire

Map of Orsova, 1724

Artwork: P. Schenk

  map of Roman Empire

Roman Fortresses from Clisura Dunarii.

Clisura Dunarii is situated between river Nera in the west, and Cazanele Dunarii and Gura Văii in the east.

Artwork: Alexandru Moisi
Source: Monografia Clisurii (Monograph on the Danube Clisura), 1938, Weiss/Oravita

  map of Roman Empire

Map of the Roman Empire.

Artwork: Friedrich von Stülpnagel, ca 1850
Source: Justus Perthes of Gotha

1867 map of Romania

Map of Dacia, the country now known as Romania.

Photo: 1867 School Atlas

1849 map of Roman Empire

Map of the Roman Empire

Photo: Alexander Findlay 1849

1849 map of Roman Empire


Photo: Unknown, 1849

Map of the Danube

Map of the Danube.

Photo: The Danube Commission 1998

Map of the Oltenia Region in Romania

Oltenia Map

Map of the Oltenia Region in Romania

If you wish to print out this image, the best way is to copy it and paste into a drawing program such as Claris Works, Apple Works, MS Works, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw etc.

For Mac: click and hold on the map until you can choose 'copy this image' from the pop up menu.
For PC: Right click on the map and choose 'copy this image' from the pop up menu.

Then paste into a drawing program, and choose a percentage scale from the page set up menu to allow the entire page to fit on one sheet of paper. Try 60%.

Another way to do the same thing perhaps more easily is to click on the 'open map in another window' link below. It opens a page which only contains the map. This should then allow you to more easily save the map (go to the file menu and 'save as source') so that you can open it later from a drawing program.

open map in another window

Some people have trouble getting a non-grainy image. This is usually because they have opened it in photoshop, and then changed the image size.

As soon as you change the *image size* to a smaller value, you are going to get graininess. This is inevitable.

What you have to do instead is to change the way the image is printed, not the image itself. In this way you should have *all* the accuracy of the original.

I have a Mac, but the method should be at least similar on the PC, though the actual commands may differ.

In Photoshop, I go to


Page Setup

and change the page orientation to landscape, that is, wider than it is long.

Then I change the scale to 50% or less.

All this alters is the way the information is sent to the printer, not the information itself. What you are doing is telling your printer to print at twice the resolution that it would normally use. If you simply change the image size in Photoshop and print at 100% you will certainly get graininess.

Another method is to print directly from your browser.

Again, this is what I do on a Mac:

Open the image in the browser from the web. (I am using Internet Explorer for the Mac)

Open Print Preview, select shrink images to fit, sideways orientation, and change the % from 100% to 50%.

On my printer, this makes the image just fit on an A4 page, which is about the same size as US letter. You would need to experiment to get the best size for different sized paper. The good thing about print preview is that it shows you exactly how it will print on paper without guesswork. Photoshop is not nearly so user friendly for printing. I avoid printing from Photoshop, even though I use the program extensively for manipulation of images.

Hope this helps.

But *don't* change the image size - this will certainly give graininess.

I'd appreciate feedback on the success or otherwise of these instructions.

Recent additions, changes and updates to the Alexis site


This site is to publicise the history and culture of Romania, and displays information from the Alexis Project Association

Alexis Project Filiasi/Romania
RC J/263/230/2007 CIF 21464151

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