as it is now generally written, but in Ptolemy (2.7.1
) Pectonium (Πηκτόνιον ἄκρον
), is placed by him on the coast of Gallia Aquitania, between the mouth of the river which he names Canentelus [CARANTONUS
] and the port Secor or Sicor.
It is impossible to determine what point of land is Pectonium. D'Anville supposes it to be L'Aiguillon
near the mouth of the Sévre Niortaise
; and Gossellin takes it to be La Pointe de Boisvinet.