- Athens: AdVenture, 2006.
- 8.5 x 11.25 inches
- cloth, dust jacket
- 352 pages
- ISBN: 9789608779228
Price: $115.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 104500
Antonio Millo was a sixteenth-century cartographer who lived in Venice. This publication is based on one of his oldest Italian manuscripts, most likely transcribed while he was still alive.
Millo's earliest dated Isolario (a manuscript description of an island and its corresponding maps) comes from the collection of Sylvia Ioannous that was devoted to the history of her homeland, Cyprus. The Isolario was chosen specifically from the collection to portray the intellect, experience, and magic of the Eastern Mediterranean.
This book, translated into both Greek and English, details over 200 maps, each containing specific information about an island and its reefs, sandbanks, ports, and cities. Also included are its perimeters, the depth of waters, anchorage, locations of drinking water, and the distances and routes from one place to another. Longitudes and latitudes and the voyage from Tripopli of Syria to the city of Venice are also examined. Each passage explains in great detail the nautical terms of the time that may no longer be used or are unfamiliar to the reader.