MEDITERRANEAN CARTOGRAPHIC STORIES: SEVENTEENTH- AND EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MASTERPIECES FROM THE SYLVIA IOANNOU FOUNDATION COLLECTION.
- Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2019.
- 17.5 x 24.5 cm
- Hardcover, cloth
- 175 pages
- ISBN: 9786188304420
Price: $55.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 133709
"This volume focuses on three distinct cartographical domains: the production of charts and atlases in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany at the time of Ferdinando II de' Medici (r. 1621- 1670), the quality of the information delivered by Ottoman charts, and finally the later improvement by an anonymous French traveller of the map first published by the Scottish consul and travel author Alexander Drummond (1698- 1769) in 1754."
- Gilles Grivaud, Imago Mundi: The International Journal for the History of Cartography, Volume 73, 2021 - Issue 2
"There is an abundance of information here that is simply not available elsewhere. This book belongs in any good library dealing with either the history of cartography or that of the Hellenic world."
- Bert Johnson, The Portolan, journal of the Washington Map Society
This elegant publication features select papers presented at the 3rd International Conference of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation, entitled 'Knowledge is Power' (Cartography Sessions), held in collaboration with the University of Cyprus (Nicosia, November 2016). The essays annotate three - until now unpublished - distinct manuscripts dating to the 17th and 18th centuries from the Foundation's Collection: an atlas from the famous cartographic workshop of Giovanni Battista Cavallini (Livorno 1635); a large-scale map of the Mediterranean by an anonymous Ottoman cartographer (17th or 18th century); and an extremely interesting experiential mapping of 18th-century Cyprus.
These documents invite us to revisit particular issues of historical cartography, of cartographic contacts and knowledge exchange in Constantinople and Tuscany, of artistic and aesthetic qualification of geographical space where there was real and/or imagined domination by specific state entities (Tuscany, Ottoman Empire), and of people who feel the need to map their travel experiences.