A CATALOGUE OF PRINTED MAPS OF GREECE 1477-1800. Christos G. Zacharakis.

A CATALOGUE OF PRINTED MAPS OF GREECE 1477-1800.

  • Athens: Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, 2009.
  • 9.75 x 13.25 inches
  • cloth, dust jacket
  • 358 pages
  • ISBN: 9789608779242

Price: $215.00  other currencies

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In its third edition, this catalogue covers a period of more than 300 years of printed European cartography concerning Greece. With nearly 4,000 maps listed alphabetically by the makers names and 500 black-and-white illustrations, this is the most inclusive cartographical bibliography produced about Greece from the period of 1477 to 1800.

Maps are listed in alphabetical order under the name of the particular cartographer, publisher, and engraver. Variant maps also show some of the inaccuracies of the time including the Ptolemaic style of cartography for Greece.

An area of special attention is the Eastern Mediterranean basin, which has been the center of the civilized European world for many centuries. The cartographic descriptions of the region were especially necessary during ancient times, and relevant maps of the area were followed up and developed by the efficient Byzantine administration. Such rich material was later used by European cartographers of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.

Like any other scientific and artistic activity of the period under review, cartography was influenced by the intense interest in Greece and enhanced by the revival of Greek culture and the flourishing of classical studies during and after the Renaissance.

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