Title Cyprus: The Book Of Maps, Volume 1: 15th-16th Centuries.
Book Condition Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. Brand new book.
Publisher AdVenture SA, Athens, Greece: 2016.
Seller ID 92098X1
"Altogether, forty-four maps have been listed in chronological order. The final pages contain four Appendixes--one a highly original graphic key to the Shapes of Cyprus arranged in families--bibliographies and indexes. Everything has been done to ensure the reader gets the maximum benefit from the book. This is a comprehensive reference work for anyone interested in the history of cartography, for it places that island in its European context."-- Merve Senem Arkan, Imago Mundi Compiled by Ashley Baynton-Williams and edited by Artemis Scutari. This volume is the first part of a new annotated catalogue designed to record every printed map of Cyprus within a span of 400 years, from ca 1485 to 1885. Along with the image and the technical features of each map, the user can find information on the map's occurrence and/or reoccurrence in various editions, repositories that hold copies of the map and facts regarding its maker(s) and the context of its production, as well as connections with cartographic prototypes and derivatives. Thanks to the detailed comparative descriptions given in this cartobibliography, it is now easier to identify the editions from which some maps of the island were removed, now surviving separately in private or public collections. The first volume is devoted to the 15th and 16th centuries, while the forthcoming second and third volumes will cover the 17th to the 19th centuries. 10 x 13.4 inches, hardcover, cloth.
(Key Words: Cyprus, Maps, Ashley Baynton-Williams, Artemis Scutari).