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Cyprus on Historical Maps
Placement, Shape and Orientation from a Digital Point of View

This study undertakes a geometrical analysis of specific historical cartographic representations of Cyprus from the 14th to the 19th century, in terms of its geographical position at the Easternmost end of the Mediterranean, its exceptionally mnemonic shape and the island’s orientation toward the geographic North. 

Further, applying widely used methods and techniques of digital cartography, an analysis is achieved of morphic templates, namely of Cyprus’ contour. Various historical maps from the 15th to the 18th century are also ranked with an emphasis on the Renaissance cartographic period.

Cyprus Cartography Lectures no. 8

Author: E. Livieratos
Category: Cypriot Cartography
2010 / 22 × 30 cm / 56 pp. / 33 illustrations / paperbound

ISBN: 978-9963-42-892-2