Rouben Galichian


The cartographic heritage.

I.B.Tauris, 2004.

The book brings together an collection of maps of Armenia, from the oldest known, a Babylonian clay tablet of the 6th Century BC, to the renderings of Greek and Alexandrian cartographers, the early Christian maps as well as Ottoman and other Islamic centers. Among the 16th and 17th Century European maps the book includes works by Martin Waldseemuller, Sebastian Munster, Gerardus Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, and others. With his detailed descriptions of 125 and his introductory text, the author has produced a work of reference and artistic distinction, which should prove a valuable tool to all who follow the history of Armenia, the Caucasus, the Ottoman and Iranian worlds, as well as to collectors and enthusiasts of cartography.Hardcover oblong (29×32 cm), pp 232, with 127 illustrations.