Book ID: CBB962411591

History of Armenian Cartography up to the year 1918: A Study of the Birth and Evolution of Armenian Cartography (2017)


Galichian, Rouben (Author)

Zangak Publishing House

Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 168 pp.
Language: English

The only serious study of cartography in Armenian was made available almost 60 years ago in 1957 by the Soviet scholar Hovhannes Stepanian, entitled Armenian Cartographic Publications of 260 years (1695-1955), published in Yerevan. The study however contains only one low quality map image along with many other shortcomings, nor does it consider many of the maps prepared and published by Armenians living outside the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. In order to rectify this, Rouben Galichian offers here an almost complete study of the history of Armenian cartography from its inception up to the year 1918, including images of as many maps as possible. Appearing in print for the first time are a number of maps, mainly in private collections, that have come to light through Galichian s extensive research. The final chapter of the book also includes manuscript maps made between 1890-1968 which represent important contributions to the Armenian cartographic heritage. Meanwhile, the author does not rule out other maps in Armenian that may exist in other private collections yet remain inaccessible to the public.

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Review Cyrus Ala’i (2019) Review of "History of Armenian Cartography up to the year 1918: A Study of the Birth and Evolution of Armenian Cartography". Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography (pp. 99-100). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Bakhtadze, Nodar
Barber, Peter
Chagunava, R.
Delano-Smith, Catherine
Galichian, Rouben
Hameleers, Marc
Imago Mundi: A Review of Early Cartography
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Earth Sciences History: Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society
Historiographia Linguistica: International Journal for the History of the Language Sciences
Indiana Historical Society
Uitgeverij Thoth
University of Windsor Press
Princeton University Library
Maps; atlases
Nautical charts
Čikobava, Arnold Stepanovich
Mauro, Fra
Mercator, Gerardus
Muhiddin Piri Ibn Haji Mehmet (Piri Reis)
Smith, William
Gordon, Thomas Francis
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
15th century
16th century
Caucasus region
United States
Vienna (Austria)
Ottoman Empire
Soviet Union
Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

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